Convention delivers the goods
By EMMA CORNFORD
SUNDAY afternoon offered more than just coffee and surf for Yamba locals and visitors as the annual Yamba Lifestyle Expo went ahead.
The event at the bowling club attracted throngs of visitors from around the Clarence and beyond, keen to check out the latest in Yamba lifestyle and business offerings.
The expo was a chance for the business community to get together, meet other business owners and support the organisers, the Yamba District Chamber of Commerce.
Community organisations also featured at the event, including Yamba Rotary, the Yamba Historical Society and the Surfing the Coldstream Festival Committee.
Committee member Denise Patten said she was happy with the turnout for the expo and the chance to let people know about the festival.
"We had the stall there to give out information to people and support the local initiative of the expo," Ms Patten said.
"Most people knew about the festival ... and everyone was really excited about it ? even the tourists."
As well as tourists and locals, newcomers to the Clarence went to the expo to find out about what the coastal town has to offer.
"They were talking to us not just about the festival but also about Yamba and what's around, what activities there are and that kind of thing," Ms Patten said.