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Spirits strong at Wimmera German Fest

FESTIVAL FUN: The weather might have been cool but the conditions failed to dampen the spirits of the hundreds of people who attended the 2016 MIXX FM Wimmera German Fest at Horsham Showground on Saturday. From left, Kelly Schilling, Bonnie Severin, Maddy Clohesy and Ash Magor were among patrons who donned German outfits to get into the spirit of the day, which celebrated the region’s German heritage through music, food and cultural activities. Festival steering committee chairman Peter Daffy said the event was a success despite numbers being down from last year’s event. “We attribute the drop to the weather. It was 37 degrees last year and about 14 this year, but the people who were there had a great time,” he said. “People said the changes we made this year made the day more enjoyable. They included an outside stage for competitions, two local bands and children’s activities. “Thanks to everyone who supported the event. We are particularly grateful for the support of our major sponsor, MIXX FM.” Wimmera Health Care Group and Blue Ribbon Foundation’s Horsham branch ran the event to raise money for Wimmera Base Hospital’s emergency department.

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Posted on Oct 26 2016

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