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Windfall from Tocal


Eleven community organisations will benefit from the proceeds of this year’s Tocal Field Days.

Event manager Wendy Franklin bestowed a record $40,000 in grants to those who helped put on the annual event from 3 to 5 May at Agricultural Centre, at a morning tea last week.

“We couldn’t put on the event without the support of the great people in these organisations,” Ms Franklin said.
“We run a very tight ship when staging the event so we can maximise the amount of money we can give back to these local organisations to help local people.”

A staggering 21,734 attendees helped contribute to the grants through ticket sales.

The 2019 Tocal Field Days grant recipients are: Newcastle Men’s Shed, Vacy Public School, Maitland Rugby Club and Maitland Lions Club, Slow Food Hunter Valley, Paterson and Bolwarra Scouts, Maitland Community Care, East Maitland Kiwanis Club and Woodville School of the Arts, as well as Tocal Homestead.

Paterson Public School also received $1,000. The school is the closest to Tocal and has been an exhibitor for decades.

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