Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community Fair in planning for huge 2021 event after COVID-19 cancellation in 2020

Tegan GuthrieKalgoorlie Miner
Hundreds filled sideshow alley on Saturday.
Camera IconHundreds filled sideshow alley on Saturday. Credit: Kelsey Reid

After COVID-19 restrictions saw the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community Fair cancelled for the first time in its 65-year history, the committee is gearing up to make next year’s event a stand-out for the community.

The committee recently had its annual general meeting where all positions were up for grabs, with Sue Davies returning as president, Gerald Roadnight returning as vice-president and Esther Roadnight returning as secretary.

New to the committee is Malcolm Hamilton who is taking on the treasurer role.

All elected members ran unopposed for their positions.

Mrs Roadnight said the committee was now pushing forward to host the 65th fair on March 26 and 27 after being fortunate enough to have most of its sponsorship for the 2020 event rolled over to 2021.

Krystna Johnston and Piper Marlow, both 12.
Camera IconKrystna Johnston and Piper Marlow, both 12. Credit: Kelsey Reid

“Having the sponsorship largely rolled over to 2021 is not only really generous, but gives a great comfort to the committee because we know we have a starting point for the coming fair,” she said.

“We will still be looking for extra sponsorship because the more we get the better fair we can put on for the community.

“After the year we have had I think it will be a good opportunity by March for the community to be really involved and help get the strength back into the community after this hiatus period.”

The time and entry fee changes that were set to be implemented this year will also be rolled over to next year, with the Friday running from noon to 10pm and Saturday from 10am to 10pm, with $5 entry for everybody.

The theme for next year’s fair is “working together as one, recognising all”.

Most of the exhibitors who had booked a spot in the 2020 fair had rolled their fees over to next year’s event, Mrs Roadnight said, but anyone with a desire to take a place is encouraged to get in touch with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community Fair Facebook page.

Anyone interested in joining the committee can attend the next meeting on July 22 at 6pm in the Fair office at Cruickshank Sports Arena.

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