Leo Geraghty and Margaret Long are proud of the effort Murgon puts in during the lead up to the Christmas Fair.
Leo Geraghty and Margaret Long are proud of the effort Murgon puts in during the lead up to the Christmas Fair. Michael Nolan

Celebrating 25 years of Christmas fun

MURGON Christmas Fair committee members are excited to host their 25th annual event on Friday.

Margaret Long believes planning the Christmas Fair is a rewarding experience for everyone.

"This year is actually our 25th year, so we're calling it our silver jubilee,” Ms Long said.

"We get a lot of fun out of putting it together, and it's for everybody to come in and relax.

"It gives families the chance to celebrate the end of the school year, and it's good to know that the kids are having a reasonably priced fun event with the theme of Christmas.”

Ms Long said the entire community felt a lot of pride for the long-standing fair.

"I think the towns and business people are proud that it's such an ongoing event in our community.

"The fact Murgon has delivered with a great fair every year is something worth celebrating this year.

"It wouldn't be Christmas without the Christmas Fair,” she said.

Ms Long has taken part in organising the fair for more than 10 years.

"I've been on board the committee for at least the last 10 years.

"Over this time, we've had lots of challenges and changes,” she said.

"We've tried each year to bring different things and tweak things as we need to.

"Overall, the plan works. We don't want to change it too much because it works.

"We're not striving to make it the biggest Christmas event in the state, instead, we just want everyone to have fun.”

According to Ms Long, making the event too big could be less than beneficial.

"If we were to make the fair bigger, it's going to cost more so the idea is that it's an affordable night out that provides fun for the family.

"We're very proud of what we've achieved in these 25 years, and we're excited for everyone to enjoy the event, too.”

"If we were to make the Fair bigger, it's going to cost more. So, the idea is that it's an affordable night out that provides fun for the family. We're very proud of what we've achieved in these 25 years, and we're excited for everyone to enjoy the event, too.”

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