Gardens buzzing

March 05, 2018

Over he goes: Shepparton’s Dante Madden, 12, dominates the absailing wall on his way down.

Popular attraction: Chloe Trevaskis, 9, cuddles a duckling at Mactire Gardens on Sunday.

Up, up and away: Tatura’s Olivia Attoni, 8, with RAAF Squadron Leader Sam Wright. The hot air balloon was not inflated due to strong wind.

Tatura was buzzing yesterday as the Lions Club hosted the second annual Tatfest at Mactier Gardens.

‘‘We were overwhelmed with the support,’’ Tatura Lions Club member Doug Tuhan said.

‘‘We had 1400 people last year and about 1600 this year, while we get numbers like this we’ll run the event every year.’’

The family friendly event had more than 30 storeholders, a dozen children’s activities and musicians playing tunes during Sunday afternoon.

‘‘We learned a bit last year and changed a few things around. People come from all over and around the state,’’ Mr Tuhan said.

‘‘The animal nursery was a big one for the kids, plus for the adults as well if they were being honest. Most of the food outlets did a big trade, including those from Melbourne.’’

Mr Tuhan said profit from the event would go towards Myola Lodge’s efforts to buy a bus to take residents out and about on day trips.

‘‘We hope to give them $10000. Fifteen or so volunteers put on this event, but it wouldn’t be possible without our major sponsor Tatura Milk,’’ he said.

‘‘Thank you to their support and we hope to see every back again next year.’’

For more photos of the event, see tomorrow’s Tatura Guardian.

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