Fair attracts thousand to Park

The Kite Machine in full swing. (Pictures Patrick Callow)

By Justin Flynn

Around 7500 people flocked to Ocean Grove’s Tranquility Fair.

The annual fair, which has been plagued by bad weather in recent years, reverted to a twilight event last year and was a raging success earlier this month.

Brutally hot weather forced the fair to be rescheduled last year and Ocean Grove Park president Don Don Pietrapertosa said the twilight format was perfect.”

It was a great day, good weather, good crowd, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, stall holders were very happy and the bands were great and we had a good crowd,” he said.

“Because the weather wasn’t too hot, people who would normally go to the beach went to the fair instead. It was a bit fresh for the beach.”

The fair is hoped to raise around $10,000 for the upkeep of Ocean Grove Park.

Mr Pietrapertosa said the volunteers deserved special praise.

“I want to thank all the volunteers who helped in setting up and who contributed on the day as well,” he said.

“I’d also like to thank the community for supporting us. Without the community and the holidaymakers and everyone coming to the Tranquility Fair it wouldn’t be possible.”

The fair drew plaudits from the thousands who turned up, Mr Pietrapertosa said.

“They were happy with the type of stall holders that were there plus the food vans as well and the bands,” he said.

“All up it was a very successful event.”


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