Anne Woodrow, Margaret Long and Sasha Ross got into the Christmas spirit early at the launch of the 2016 Murgon Christmas Fair last week.
Anne Woodrow, Margaret Long and Sasha Ross got into the Christmas spirit early at the launch of the 2016 Murgon Christmas Fair last week.

Murgon Christmas Fair Committee keeps busy

THE committee for the Murgon Christmas Fair has poured in a lot of effort to make a great event this Friday, December 14.

Committee member Paul Pratt said organising the event was a team effort.

"A few come and go, and their partners help too, over time around six of us get together to plan the event. Margaret Long does most of the administrative part of it, and my wife sends the invoices out to the business houses,” he said.

"For the actual fair itself, we all got together a couple of months ago when we got a grant from the Murgon RSL to redecorate the Christmas tree in the street.”

When it comes to planning a Christmas Fair, there are a lot of tasks at hand.

"There's also a lot of planning in the early stages of the year, as the rides have to be booked by about July. Then there's the business house commitment which is the biggest thing we need to chase, because that's where the financing comes in,” Mr Pratt said.

On the day of the Fair, the committee starts their day early to make sure everything is prepared for the event that evening.

"We spend all day right up until road closure at about 2pm on the day, and we have to put gates together for the queues on the big rides before, so setting up starts at probably about 7am on the Friday,” Mr Pratt said.

"Most of the work is done in the actual park, so we start early in there before the street gets busy, so we can then work in the park without too much disruption before roads actually close.”

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