Antique fair continues to shine
MORE than 1500 people turned out to view thousands of old and well-loved antiques at the weekend.
The Bundaberg West Rotary Club held its annual antiques fair, and organisers said it was as popular as ever.
Antique fair organiser Stephen Proh said 15 antique dealers from Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales had pieces on display.
“It was a very successful day. It will definitely be on again next year,” he said.
He said there were quite rare pieces on show.
“Like all antiques, the quality is in the eye of the beholder,” he said.
“Some people spend hours looking at pieces.”
He said the dealers assured the Rotary group they would be back for the next year’s event.
“People enjoyed themselves, dealers were happy with the support and everyone left with a smile on their face,” he said.
While the group’s final figures have not been tallied, Mr Proh said the community would benefit regardless.
“We generally average around $7000,” he said.
“Some will go to local charities and the Rotary club is also involved in the eradication of polio internationally, so a portion will go to Polio Plus.
“At this stage there are only three countries with polio and we need to ensure its eradication.”