The 36th annual Wauchope Lasiandra Festival came to a sudden halt mid-festival due to the onset of the current COVID-19 crisis.
Despite that setback, the organising committee says it was still able to conduct a number of events carried out.
One of these successful events included, the Purple People Shopping and Market Day on Thursday, March 12.
There was a real buzz around the central business district with shoppers, market stalls and sidewalk specials all helping create a wonderful event
The Lasiandra committee would like to thank all those who participated in some way, either by decorating their shop windows, premises and dressing in the purple theme or having a sidewalk stall.
All these efforts helps add to the atmosphere and helps to create a fun day for the entire community.
Many businesses also made significant contributions with their window displays.
The Purple People Market Day awards for 2020 are:
Best Small Window – Lewie’s Butchery. Highly commended – Colonial Bakehouse and Hair Affair.
Best Large Window – A Classy Cafe. Highly commended – TG’s Childcare Hastings Street and TG’s Childcare Riverbreeze.
Best Premises – Bugden & Partners. Highly commended – A Classy Cafe and Colonial Bakehouse.
Best Staff Costume – All staff at Wauchope Pharmacy. Highly commended – A Classy Cafe and TG’s Childcare, Hastings Street.
Best New Business – Hair Affair.
Best Overall Display – TG’s Childcare, Hastings Street. Highly commended – A Classy Cafe and Bugden & Partners.
Best Individual Staff Member – Amanda at TG’s Childcare, Hastings Street. Highly commended – Anna-Lea Paulson at A Classy Cafe and Paul at Bugden & Partners.
The Mystery Winery Tour on Sunday, March 15 was enjoyed by all and was a great showcase of some of our local wineries.
This year we visited Douglas Vale Vineyard, Long Point Vineyard and Bago Vineyards.
Thank you to these venues for being wonderful hosts.
The committee wishes the best for the community during this time, stay safe and care for each other.
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