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Vandal attack dismay

Ulmarra Show and Campdraft Society secretary Alan Watkins looks over dozens of broken plates in the club canteen which was broken into and vandalised.
Ulmarra Show and Campdraft Society secretary Alan Watkins looks over dozens of broken plates in the club canteen which was broken into and vandalised. JoJo Newby

IT HAS been another devastating blow to the volunteers of the Ulmarra Showgrounds and Campdraft Society as they come to terms with more senseless vandalism to the facilities at the Showgrounds.

Secretary Alan "Wally" Watkins said it was the third time the canteen had been broken into in a year and this time the damage was more extensive, the repair bill expected to be in the vicinity of $2000.

Mr Watkins said that while it appeared nothing was stolen, the vandals left "one hell of a mess".

"They destroyed the whole lot. Everything was broken and there was tomato sauce all over the place," Mr Watkins said.

"We've had the police down here to investigate but all they found was smudged fingerprints."

Mr Watkins said that the destruction took place most likely on April 28 or 29, but the committee was not aware of the damage until May.

Meanwhile, the committee is preparing for the annual Ulmarra Campdraft planned for the first weekend of June, after it was washed out earlier in the year when up to 500 visitors would arrive to take part or watch the two-day event.

Soon after, a new and more secure shed will be erected on site.

Topics:  attack, campdraft society, ulmarra showgrounds, vandalism


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