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At the Wondai Garden Expo opening … from left, South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell, Wondai Garden Expo Committee president Helen Young, Daley Raffin (Wondai Electrical Services), Wondai Garden Expo Committee vice-president Peter Biltoft, Cr Ros Heit and Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff

September 30, 2019

The Wondai Garden Expo – the town’s annual two-day celebration of Spring – attracted the usual horde of green thumbs to Wondai Sportsgrounds at the weekend.

Wondai Garden Expo Committee president Helen Young, speaking at the official opening, apologised for the state of the grounds following changes to the fenceline around the football oval.

“It will all be settled down before the next Expo in April,” she promised.

“We are really enjoying our new layout but next year it will be tidier.”

The new layout includes extra power points and water points for stallholders, which Helen said would also increase the value of the sportsground area as a community asset.

If Council agreed, she suggested the area could be used as a camping ground for people attending events at the nearby bowls club or the annual Wondai Sprints.

Helen said she also particularly wanted to thank Wondai Electrical Services who had come on board as the major sponsors for the Spring Expo.

The company installed the new wiring around the grounds.

“They gifted us $4000 off the cost of their initial labour quote,” Helen said.

Wondai Electrical Services manager Daley Raffin officially opened the Expo on Saturday afternoon.

Also speaking at the opening were Mayor Keith Campbell, Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff and local councillor Ros Heit.

Mayor Campbell thanked Helen, committee vice-president Peter Biltoft and the rest of the Wondai Garden Expo Committee for their hard work in organising the twice-yearly garden expos.

“The community thanks you for your high level of commitment,” he said.

Country singer Graeme Jensen was entertaining the crowd

Guest speaker was garden consultant Kate Wall, from Brisbane

The Bunya Valley Landcare Group, from Memerambi, was one of the many groups to have stalls … from left, Diana Marshall, Alan Atkinson, Angela Griffiths, Denis Langmead and Karen Bishop


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