By Mike Wilkins.
THE WEATHER GODS spared us the worst, with just a few gusts of wind and sprays of rain until the last minutes of this year’s Car Boot Sale. The forecast might explain the lower seller turnout this year, but the buyers were as enthusiastic as ever, with a wide variety of wares on offer, from vintage kids toys to handmade garden tools – a veritable trove of treasures.
While Bywong Community Association members organise and run many aspects of the sale, the day would not have been possible without the support of the Bungendore and Sutton SES units (helped with traffic control and parking); the Wamboin RFS (ran the life-saving BBQ); the Geary’s Gap Pony Club (provided the usual scrumptious Morning Teas); and the Tuggeranong Dog Flyball team (with their enthusiastic canines).
We ran our own ‘in-house’ coffee stall this year, which was a great success and helped contribute to a record financial result. However, just as importantly, we provided the opportunity for lots of locals and ‘regulars’ to get together and for non-locals to experience the best of the Bywong community and environment.
We also received generous support from a range of sponsoring businesses, who donated prizes for the Raffle: Bungendore Rural, the Bungendore Vet Surgery, Casino Canberra/Natural Nine Restaurant, Contentious Character Winery, Springhill Road Vineyard and Bean!Roasters coffee suppliers. So, a big “Thank you” to all of those (you know who you are) who contributed to the success of this year’s CBS!
The next BCA meeting will be at the Bywong Community Hall at 7.30 pm on Thursday 12 April – all are welcome.