Thousands visit expo
THOUSANDS of Gympie region residents enjoyed The Gympie Times and Camp Quality Home and Life Expo on the weekend at the Gympie showgrounds, with numbers well up on last year, co-ordinator Michelle Agnew said.
Nearly 3000 people explored what local businesses had to offer at the one-stop shop with new products, innovative ideas, practical solutions, luxuries and advice from a wide range of enterprises.
It was a win for everyone involved Michelle said, from the businesses to the residents and to Camp Quality, which is in line to receive around $20,000 from a combination of sponsors' donations, including a very generous boost to the coffers from Wealth Directions, and the thousands of $2 gold coins that were happily donated by visitors as their entry fee.
It's only the second year the event has been held and this year's two levels of displays meant patrons were able to flow through smoothly without any hold-ups.
“There was a lot more variety this year,” Michelle said, with small and large enterprises represented.
“And we had really good feedback from everyone.”
Visitors to the expo were impressed with the calibre and variety of businesses on their doorstep.
“What it really showed, is that people don't need to go anywhere else - Gympie has it all here,” Michelle said.
There were considerable numbers visiting the expo from outside the region. “It's set to be bigger and better next year.”