Maclean event draws 500 punters
By EMMA CORNFORD
WITH FAIRY floss, a bouncing castle and rides for the kids, the Neu-Crush Carnival at Maclean on Saturday was deemed a success.
Around 500 turned up to the showgrounds for the free event.
Neumann Petroleum Maclean depot manager Brian Ferrie said the day was better than he anticipated.
"We were very pleased with the result ... and hopefully we can put one on every year," he said.
"There was a big crowd of locals there but also a some from Grafton and even a lot of people I've never seen before."
Mr Ferrie said the kid's rides and activities were the among the most popular features of the day.
"We also had a lot of food stalls so I think everyone enjoyed themselves and went home with a full belly.
"What also attracted a lot of people, I thought, was the antique engine display which we had running all day."
Mr Ferrie said the reason behind the carnival was to raise awareness of the company in the Clarence Valley.
"We also thought people would like a carnival for the whole family, especially if they can get something for nothing," he said.
"We had a bucket there for people to make donations to the Variety Club if they wanted to.