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Donna and Chris Kennedy, from Wondai Hardware, donated their $100 prize voucher in the Chamber of Commerce prize draw to Wondai Kindy representatives Jane Iszlaub and Bronwyn Rosenthal, pictured with Natalie, 3, and Hannah, 6

Wondai AP&I Patron Kevin Perkins and Miss Showgirl Runner-Up Emily Rutledge were in a spin on ham the wheel

December 27, 2012

Wondai’s traditional Christmas Eve carnival was full of festive spirit on Monday evening with Coronation Park packed to overflowing.

Even the Wondai Town Band couldn’t squeeze in … they entertained the crowd from the balcony of the nearby Cecil Hotel.

The festival is a major fundraiser for the Wondai Agricultural, Pastoral and Industrial Society (better known as the Wondai Show Society).

It was also the culmination of a big pre-Christmas Wondai Dollars shopping promotion organised by the local Chamber of Commerce.

In the lead-up to Christmas Eve, shoppers who spent $10 at participating Wondai stores were given tickets in a $4000 Christmas prize draw.

A number of prizes were pre-drawn, but at 6:00pm the draw for the major $2000 prize ($1000 in Wondai Dollars and $1000 in vouchers) took place. The catch? You had to be there and claim it within 60 seconds to be the winner!

Fortunately for Marion Wilkinson, of Wondai, she was there when her name came up and and Wondai Chamber of Commerce secretary Wayne Bond presented her with her prize.

Second prize of $700 was won by Chris Field, and third prize, $300, by Nicole Hinkley.

There were also 10 x $100 prizes (vouchers and/or Wondai Dollars).  One of these winners was Chris Kennedy, from Wondai Hardware, who promptly donated his prize to the Wondai Kindergarten.

Maria and Emilia Heaney, from Wondai, were dressed for the occasion!

Chamber secretary Wayne Bond congratulates the $2000 lucky draw winner Marion Wilkinson

Tracie Simpson and Jan Meredith, from Wondai, were enjoying the Christmas spirit

Norma Iszlaub was helping the Wondai Lions make hamburgers

Wondai AP&I Secretary / Treasurer Liz Stewart and Assistant Secretary Carole Hodgson were handing out the change for the ham wheel ... the Wondai Christmas Carnival is a major fundraiser for the show society

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