On the last weekend in June the Combined Rotary Clubs of Hervey Bay will be holding their Living Expo which will once again fill Seafront Oval to capacity.
The Living Expo attracts around 5000 visitors each year and features over 100 stalls and displays including some amazing food from around the world. There will be professional musicians on stage all weekend organised by Robert Mackay as well as roving entertainment featuring Stars Wars characters, and medieval displays including sword fighting. Kids entertainment has been increased this year with Roxi the Dinosaur making appearances both days as well as Pat a Pet Animal Farm, the climbing wall, face painting and the kids train. There will be large areas devoted to caravans, camper trailers, motor homes and boat displays as well as many smaller exhibitors.
There will be great travel deals and everyone attending will be able to enter the major prize draw of 8 days for two people in Fiji simply by answering a few questions.
The Living Expo has been running since 1998. The two Hervey Bay Rotary clubs combine their efforts for this event. Profits from this event for several years were allocated to the construction of Hospital House which is motel style accommodation within the grounds of the Hervey Bay hospital that provides accommodation for families of patients from remote areas. Money raised has also gone to furnishings for the new Community Centre, the Rural Fire Brigade, Care flight, the wig library, the books for babies program, the all-abilities swing park, homelessness, literacy and many others.
In just the last 10 years the Rotary Living Expo has raised over $300,000 for local Hervey Bay Rotary projects.
Rotary is made up of people from all walks of life, who voluntarily give their time and skills to improve the lives of both their local cities and beyond. It’s the largest service organisation in the world. Rotary’s largest international project is its 40 year vaccination program to eradicate the disease polio from the world, and we expect to achieve this sometime in the next two years.
More information can be obtained by visiting our website www.livingexpo.com.au or from our Facebook page ‘Rotary’s Living Expo.’ Story By Ivan Mapp, Photos by Kim Parnell
Rotary Living Expo
24-25 June 2017
8.30am to 4pm each day
Entry $5, with children free.