Despite temperatures rising to a sticky 40 degrees Celsius, along with local farmers busy with harvest and the ongoing COVID restrictions, shoppers came out in support of the local community last Saturday. The shopping day was a part of the larger Shopping Days event run by Canowindra Business Chamber and Progress Association every year.
This year the event could have justifiably been cancelled due to the difficulties around the changing COVID Safe restrictions, but new recruits, co-organisers Jenny Middleton and Michelle Porter managed to stage the days safely and successfully. Numbers fluctuated throughout the day with the majority of shoppers heading home during the peak of the heat in the afternoon. Shoppers came from across Cabonne with a number of people travelling in from Parkes or Orange for the event.
Cabonne Council sponsored a big barrel raffle with winners announced at 7pm. Reigning victorious was T Hutchings, bagging $300 from a ticket from Synergy. Second prize of $200 went to Chittick with a ticket from Lawernce’s IGA and Margie Crowther came in third place with a ticket from Age of Fishes Museum netting $100.
Co-organiser Jenny Middleton was keen to thank all those who helped pull the day off saying, “Thank you to everyone who helped print and put the voucher books together. Thank you to all the businesses who kept their doors open late and the Lions Club who manned hot barbeques in the heat.”