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Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Page: 10939

Mrs WICKS (Robertson) (13:59): On Saturday I was in Central Mangrove for the 55th annual Mangrove Mountain & Districts Country Fair. The fair, which started in 1963, is an amazing show of the local talent, produce and agriculture of our mountains region. It's an annual fundraising event organised by the Mangrove Mountain & Districts Country Fair Committee in partnership with local businesses and organisations, with more than 200 volunteers helping out. All proceeds are given back to the local community, and all the local groups pitch in to make the day a success.

I have to mention a highlight of the fair, the inaugural Great Chicken Run, which, I have to say, was a crowd favourite and something quite unique to the Mangrove Mountain country fair. To the 2018 country fair committee—Mick Gow, Shane Eastman-Wheeler, Jean MacLeod, Mike Breheny, Sue Douglas, Jodie Swan, John Jessup, Stephen Peruch and Poppe Zoroudis—congratulations on another wonderful country fair. And congratulations to all the groups involved: Central Mangrove Public School; Community Technology Group; the Dharug and Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society; the Kulnura Garden Club; the P&C and public school at Kulnura and the Rural Fire Service; from Mangrove Mountain, the district soccer club, the districts community group, the computer club, the emergency planning committee, the play group, the Rural Fire Service, the Union Church, the Mountain Community Children's Centre, the district pony club and the districts association; from Peats Ridge, the CWA, the public school and P&C, and the Scouts; from Somersby, the Mangrove Guides and Brownies, the CWA, the public school and P&C, and the school of arts. Thank you for all you do. (Time expired)

The SPEAKER: In accordance with standing order 43, the time for members' statements has concluded.