TroutFest thanks you for support

Best window display was awarded to Guyra Pharmacy decorated by Laura Vidler, Karen Oehlers and Rebecca Williams (above) with help from Nhu Nguyen and Zoe Banville
18th Oct 2022

TroutFest comes to life through the contributions of many individuals and groups across the entire community. We thank all of Guyra and district for contributing or attending.
Funding by the NSW Government in association with Armidale Regional Council allowed TroutFest to feature Poet Paddy O’Brien and our Concert musicians Charlie Fittler and Sean Plunkett.
The Guyra Bowling and Recreation Club is an amazing supporter of TroutFest providing the venue and many other services. This year it also assisted financially.  Sincere thanks to David Wilcox for his goodwill and never-ending help.
Thank you to our sponsors who gave product or prize money for raffles and Art prizes:
June & Neil Paine from Juneils, Vu & Nu Nguyen from Guyra Pharmacy, Justin Dwyer, Lloyd Hornsby Gawura Gallery Glen Innes, Milani Trout Cottages, Uncle Billy’s Retreat, Dunmore Trout Waters, Neil from What’s Brewn, Deano’s Spring Trout, Kirk’s IGA, Michelle & Simon Murray, Khammos, 2AD, Georges Buses, Timber & Thyme, and Brisk Trading,
Guyra organizations who contributed with displays, events or staffing gardens and markets were Guyra and District Car Club, Antique Machinery Group, Guyra Heritage Train Group, Poetry Hall of Fame, Guyra Anglers, Can Assist, Evening CWA, Ladies Walking Group, Costa’s well grown bus tours, Justin Dwyer, Neil Fereday, Jo Dullaway, Guyra Hotel, Lions and Rotary.
Guyra’s amazing retailers made a splash with their window dressing and street decorating providing plenty of conversations around town as well as a smile or two. This year’s efforts were outstanding.
Individuals who willingly volunteered their time on the weekend: Eilish and Peter from Costas for the detailed and professional overview of the Tomato Glass houses, Mary & Tony Walls, Robyn & Brian Jackson for opening their hearts and their gardens, David & Helen Bearup, Wendy Warner, Beth White and Belinda Parkinson, John and Nancy Prisk, Fiona Smith.
GALA and Guyra Gazette staff’s patience and assistance was great. TroutFest Committee contributes over many months to make it all happen.
As anyone who has ever tried to present a thank-you knows, it is a dangerous task. On behalf of TroutFest Committee thanks contributors and personal apologies and forgiveness for omissions.
Lynne Chapman
on behalf of the TroutFest Committee

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