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It was warm, dry and a tad dusty at the Rheola charity carnival on Monday.
A record crowd of 3500 poured through the gates at the Rheola reserve, returning estimated record gate receipts of $16,000.
“We’ve had an enormous day and set another (attendance) benchmark for sure,” carnival committee president Peter Mason said.
“Good old-fashioned country fun”, drew the crowds, according to Mr Mason, with activities such as the tractor pull, sheep dog trials, wood chopping and hoopla on offer.
“They’re older-style activities that people can get involved in quite easily.”
Asked why the event – in its 148th year – continues to grow, Mr Mason said social media had helped.
“There appears to be a lot of newer people that get online and and find out what's going on in the district,” he said.
“Our prices are very reasonable as well.”
Money raised will be donated to both the Inglewood and Dunolly hospitals, the Rheola Public Hall and the Rheola reserve.
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