Friends of Old Bega Hospital Raise the Roof Spring Fair
The 2023 Raise the Roof Spring Fair was on the last Sunday in October, that was Sunday 29 October 2023, from 10am to 2pm, at the Old Bega Hospital. There will be another one in 2024!
The community came to the precinct for food and refreshments, local businesses raffle, cake stall, a Vegemite cooking (sweet and savoury sections) competition, music, open studios, kids activities, the Kalaru Dancing Dogs and to catch the latest news on restoration of the main building as the heart of our Community Cultural Centre. The day is a community gathering on the common to catch up, chat and celebrate.
Music included Bega District Band, Candy and Monty McVeity, Jamie Forbes.
Kids activities included Tiny Zoo and the Great Zamboni Magic Show. Open studios included EdgeFM, the Bega Potters, the Bega Textiles group and the Men's Shed.
Leser Build made a video presentationn (40MB, mp4) on progress with the restoration. The Friends and the Reserve Land Manager launched their Pavers Project (8MB download, includes order form): buy a paver for your family or business for inclusion in new pathways leading up to the main building.
Raffles were drawn at the 2023 Raise the Roof Spring Fair on 29 October 2023 at the Old Bega Hospital.
OBH $2 Barbeques Galore, Bega Winter to Spring Raffle Winners
First Prize: Barbeques Galore, Bega, $250 Voucher - Sarah
Second Prize: Barbeques Galore, Bega, $175 Voucher - Trish
Third Prize: Barbeques Galore, Bega, $75 Voucher - Jay
Fourth Prize: Barbeques Galore, Bega $50 Voucher - Brian
OBH Bega and Tathra Business Houses $5 Giant Raffle- Total Prize Pool- $1650
All prizes made up of donated product and/or vouchers.
$300 First Prize won by Mick
$250 Second Prize won by Robyn
$220 Third Prize won by Jo
$200 Fourth Prize won by Sharon
$170 Fifth Prize won by Claire
$150 Sixth Prize won by Sharon
$120 Seventh Prize won by Colin
$100 Eighth Prize won by Marcus
$50 Nineth Prize won by Miranda
$40 Tenth Prize won by Glen
$20 Eleventh Prize won by Tony
- $20 Twelve Prize won by Shannon
and we had two pots of Honey donated by the Bega Valley Beekeepers on Sunday which were won by Megan and Ian.
A big thank you to all the businesses of Bega and Tathra which donated prizes and made other financial contributions to the Raise the Roof Spring Fair and raffles on 29 October, and to everyone who bought tickets. Your generosity will help to provide equipment and furnishings for the community spaces created once restoration is completed. Community caring for community!
Bendigo Bank, Bega
Barbeques Galore, Bega
Bega Furniture One
Sandbar Bistro,Tathra Beach Bowling Club
Big W Bega
Bega Cheese, Bega Group
Croc’s Little Bottlo,Tathra
Inkwell Art, Bega
Frillneck Lizard Framing, Bega
Tathra Post Office
Inspirations Paint, Bega
Coast Hire, Bega
Plevey’s Pharmacy, Bega
Studio 157, Bega
Carpet Court, Bega
No 1 Happy Emporium, Bega
Red Cafe, Bega
Tuff-As Workwear, Bega
Georgies Fine Jewellery, Bega
PeaNut Eatery, Bega.
Bendy Kates, Tathra
Wattle and Hide, Bega
Mimosa Meats, Tathra
Raymond Groceries, Bega
Billy and Bloom Coffee
Bega Valley Beekeepers
Tathra Beach Country Club
The number of volunteers who put up their hand to ensure the success of Raise the Roof is indicative of the important place OBH holds in the hearts of our community. These volunteers all give freely of their time to ensure OBH is restored to provide the community and cultural spaces lost in 2004. These volunteers include:
Friends Committee, their friends and families
Friends Events Committee
Jamie Forbes, Eric Rijnberg and Candy McVeity, musicians
Brett Rogers with his Dog Jumping Competition
Margaret Evans and her Dancing Dogs
Bega Valley Bridge Club showcasing the game of Bridge
Bega Valley Textiles
Bega Valley Potters
Bega Men's Shed
Bega Valley Beekeepers
Eagle Rock leadlighters
Far South Coast Landcare
Helen Slater and her Hillgrove House sandwich making crew
community cooks providing cakes etc for sale
Others helped too, including stallholders:
Marcus Mundy, Acknowledgement of Country
Jamie Forbes, MC
Zamboni the Magician
Billy & Bloom
Gloria's Jams & Pickles
Rivet and Del
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