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Nanango Raises $8200 For Fire Victims

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Crowds descended on a large number of stalls arranged down the southern side of Drayton Street … a set of solar panels was one of the more unusual items up for sale

February 17, 2020

A recent fundraiser organised by the Nanango community to assist bushfire victims in NSW has raised an amazing $8200.

The “Monster Garage Sale / Eat In The Street” on February 5 was organised by the Nanango Tourism and Development Association (NaTDA) to assist the small town of Cobargo in southern NSW.

NaTDA secretary Jane Erkens told the money would be transferred to a Cobargo group, representing four local associations, on Wednesday.

The four groups – the Cobargo Show Society, a rural co-op, an op shop and the Yuin Folk Group – are working on the ground in Cobargo in the wake of the devastating fire.

Cobargo has a population of less than 800 people.

Two local residents died and a string of buildings in the main street were razed when the fire tore through the region on New Year’s Eve.

Jane said the money raised included $500 from the Nanango RSL Club, which was selling pork rolls, and $200 from the Nanango RSL Citizen’s Auxiliary.

She said all goods sold on the street stalls were donated.

“Anything that didn’t sell was donated to a local op shop, who then raised $707,” Jane said.

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NaTDA president Gloria Kirkness and secretary Jane Erkens were delighted with the turnout for the Monster Garage Sale / Eat In The Street

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