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Crafts expo a victim of floods

SCENTED CANDLES: Michelle Thomas, Ashlyn Howse, Tammy Howse and Hannah Howse look at the selection of scented candles for sale at the Sew What's Crafty Expo. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
SCENTED CANDLES: Michelle Thomas, Ashlyn Howse, Tammy Howse and Hannah Howse look at the selection of scented candles for sale at the Sew What's Crafty Expo. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

ONE of Bundaberg's premier crafts expos will not go ahead this year after concerns of the effect of the January floods on the local economy.

Sew What's Crafty co-ordinator Sandra Lynch said it had been a very difficult decision for the committee to take.

"We decided people were just starting to recover from the floods," she said.

"We were about to start approaching businesses for sponsorships."

The event is usually held in May, and Mrs Lynch said it was the main fundraiser for the Bundaberg Christian College.

"We felt at the time it was not the right thing to do to ask people to donate money," she said.

Mrs Lynch said the committee felt there was not much spare money in the community at this time.

"We have got people out there who have lost everything they own, their house and everything," she said.

The expo had attracted about 90 exhibitors this year from as far afield as Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Brisbane.

But Mrs Lynch said those exhibitors who had been in touch were supportive of the decision to cancel this year's event.

"Some said if it had gone ahead they would have been disappointed," she said.

She said missing this year would give businesses time to heal and recover.

"It's definitely a pity, because it's something the community does look forward to," Mrs Lynch said.

If this year's event had gone ahead it would have been the 18th consecutive Sew What's Crafty expo.




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