Festive Fiesta

An estimated $20,000 was injected into the Condobolin economy as a result of the Lachlan Christmas Fiesta.

Sean Ritchie and Alicia Davis with their daughter Sophie Ritchie with Lachlan Shire Mayor John Medcalf at the official turning on of the Community Christmas Tree lights in Renown Park. Sophie had the honour of turning on the lights last Friday night. MB

Lachlan Shire Council Tourism Officer Amy Strudwick and LSC Director Community Services and Governance Gordon Thompson along with Jaren, Rubie and Arabella took their chance to have a photograph with Santa at the Fiesta. MB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Melissa Blewitt

An estimated $20,000 was injected into the Condobolin economy as a result of the Lachlan Christmas Fiesta.

The event, held last Friday night, attracted a large crowd, who took advantage of late night shopping and the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

Young Condobolin resident Sophie Ritchie had the honour of turning on the Community Christmas Tree lights in Renown Park, which was followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

The Fiesta was held over a four hour period in Bathurst Street, to encourage locals to shop locally for Christmas and provided a wonderful opportunity for local retailers to showcase their product range.

To encourage shopping local, a passport incentive was implemented where shoppers received a stamp for every $10 spent at participating stores. When five stamps were collected, the passport was submitted to the barrel and great prizes were up for grabs every hour during the Fiesta with over $3,000 worth of prizes donated by local businesses.

Lachlan Shire Council Mayor, Councillor John Medcalf, said the Fiesta was a great success.

“Congratulations to all involved in the 2015 Lachlan Christmas Fiesta. It was a great evening out for family and friends and it really emphasised the importance of shopping local,” he said.

“Condobolin is a strong community, like all of the communities in the Shire, and the benefits of shopping local cannot be stressed enough if we are to maintain our business communities and local jobs,” he added.

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