Record exhibitors at doll and bear show
THE Bundaberg Civic Centre will transform into a real life doll's house next month for the 22nd annual Doll and Bear Fair.
Hosted by the Doll Crafters and Collectors of Bundaberg, this year's fair already has a record number of exhibitors with dolls and toys to delight both the young and old.
President Mair Coward said the fair usually attracted more than 200 entries ranging from cloth dolls, porcelain dolls, bears and a section for collectables.
“I've got entries coming form Victoria and South Australia – last year the winning bear came from Perth,” Mrs Coward said.
Doll collections are “reasonably expensive” but with more than 80 trading tables, the fair promises some great bargains and special keepsakes to add to collections.
“The dolls can last several lifetimes,” Mrs Coward said.
“People like looking at all the dolls and picking up a bargain at the trading tables.”
The show will be held on Saturday, September 3, with doors opening at 9am.
Every year the doll and bear show raises money for charity and this year's recipients will be Royal Queensland Bush Children's Health Scheme.
“They look after country kids very well,” Mrs Coward told the NewsMail.
“They've been doing that since I was a little girl, and that's a long time ago.”
Mrs Coward said the club met every second Tuesday at the craft centre on Walker St and it was looking for some younger people who appreciate dolls to join.
“We'd love to welcome them,” she said.
Contact Mrs Coward on 4159 7145.