Popular craft fair huge success
THE Quota Craft Fair started as a way for Quota to raise money for charity after the demise of the Cane Harvest Festival.
Now, 10 years later, the craft fair held at the weekend at the Yamba Bowling Club has raised nearly $50,000 for local charities, and is going from strength to strength.
"We always donate the proceeds to local charities," said Lower Clarence Quota Club president Ann Verran.
"This year we are donating to the Breast Cancer Support Group in memory of one of our members, Pauline Plant."
The fair, which attracted more than 1000 people to a display of 32 stalls, showed off a range of crafts including jewellery and mosaic work.
"We've had seven new stallholders come in this year, which is a great addition to the show," Ann said.
New stallholder, jewellery maker Bobbie Winger of Yamba, enjoyed the true arts and crafts focus of the show.
"I've only just come into the area, and there seems to be a good community here," she said.
"I've had quite a bit of interest through the day."