Fun in the sun at Binya

YOUNGSTERS welcomed summer by making a dash to splash in an inflatable water slide at the weekend.

It was a unique addition to this year's Binya Arts 'n' Craft festival, with the water slide the cool place to be for children while mum and dad browsed through the multitude of items on offer.

Inside, the Binya Public Hall and an adjoining marquee were full of exhibitors offering their wares to hundreds of visitors.

Binya Public Hall Trust committee member, Helen Dalton, described the festival weekend as a “great success” with strong support from village residents and the wider Griffith community.

“There has been a lot of support within the community and outside as well which is wonderful,” Ms Dalton said.

“The exhibitors have been doing a roaring trade. We had a full compliment of exhibitors in the hall and the marquee – they’ve been absolutely full.

“We’ve had hundreds of people through.

“It’s all run fairly smoothly. The festival has been successful in every way. It has brought people together.”

With just days left to Christmas, Ms Dalton said the weekend provided the perfect opportunity to pick up a gift for family or friends.

“We’ve captured the Christmas shoppers with high quality art and craft gifts,” she said.

Ms Dalton thanked those businesses who supported the festival, such as Rawlinson and Brown, who auctioned off 40 items across the weekend, and companies who provided a tent and a marquee.

“We couldn’t have done it without them. Everyone’s been so supportive,” she said.

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