Committed to the community
Colbinabbin’s Shane Ryan was one of many volunteers lending a hand at last year’s Elmore Field Days.
Elmore Field Days is determined to see the town of Elmore ﬂourish. This commitment sees a portion of proﬁts put straight back into the community through local organisations and grants. Elmore Field Days Committee president Derek Shotton said the event was important for the tightknit, small community. “Most of us are third, fourth or ﬁfth generation community members and we want to make sure our town stays relevant and grows,” Mr Shotton said. “By doing our little bit I think we are a lot better off than other little towns.” Mr Shotton said there were multiple ways for community groups to raise all-important funds to help keep the town alive. He said each year 16 different organisations served up food at the three-day event. “We supply the facilities for them and they do the catering,” he said.
“All the proﬁts get split between the 16 organisations.” Volunteers are a key part of Elmore Field Days’ success, helping with parking, traffic control and other aspects of the day-to-day running of the event. Mr Shotton said these volunteers selected a local group they wanted to be recognised for their work. “We have a lot of volunteers who come out every day and some nominate a different organisation every day and others are passionate about a certain one,” he said. “At the end of each ﬁeld days and depending on the gate takings we work out an hourly rate which goes straight to the organisation.” Mr Shotton said a parcel pick-up system, run by a number of local groups, was introduced a couple of years ago.
“You pay $2 and the parcel pickup pick it up and take it to the nominated car park,” he said. “The organisations keep the $2 charge.” Throughout the year the Elmore Field Days Committee also funds important community programs such as ﬁre trucks, sporting
facilities and a road safety program through the secondary school. “One of the ﬁrst things we put money towards was a humidicrib for the Elmore Hospital,” he said. “Anything we can see giving a meaningful beneﬁt to our community, we support.”
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Published on Sep 12, 2017