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Mernda Community Fair 2015

Preparations for the 3rd annual Mernda Community Fair to be held on Sunday 29th March 2015 are well underway!  The previous two events attracted thousands to the center of Mernda Villages to find out about what’s happening in their local community, and to take part in the great free and cheap activities on the day!  There will be something for everyone, with fun and entertainment for all ages.  Local community, sports and dance groups will be in attendance, and we will have a market area with a wide variety of goods for sale.  Music and performances will be running throughout the day, as well as free balloon art, and super cheap pony rides and face painting.

This year the YMCA will be bringing their mobile skate ramp and providing free clinics, right in the middle of Mernda Villages!  Skateboards will be provided.  We also have extreme mountain bike demonstrations from an Australian Mountain Bike Trials champion, petting zoo, reptile display, fire engine rides, classic cars display, and more!

If you are interested in having a stall please complete the online Stallholder application form.  We encourage all local community organizations and businesses to get involved, including sports, dance, self defence, schools, and local businesses.

Date: Sunday 29th March 2015
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm

If you are interested in being one of our sponsors, please contact us at communitylife@madra.org.au. MADRA would like to thank our Gold sponsors Stockland and Costa Group, and our Silver sponsors Trafman, Bendigo Bank and the City of Whittlesea!

We hope to see you all there :)

For all the latest updates on the Fair, please visit (and like) our Mernda Community Fair Facebook page!

Mernda Community Fair 2015 Announcement

MADRA is pleased to announce that the 3rd Mernda Community Fair will be taking place on March 29th, 2015 from 1pm to 5pm! The first two Town Fairs in 2012 and 2013 provided a great family event for Mernda and the surrounding suburbs, with plenty of free entertainment, including the very popular Empire FMX bikes doing stunts in the middle of Mernda Villages Drive, and performances and demonstrations from local groups on the main stage. The last Town Fair attracted 5,000 people, and this year we hope to make it even bigger!

If you are interested in having a stall please complete the online Stallholder application form. Stalls will include community groups, food vendors, sports, dance, schools, as well as a market area.

We are also looking for sponsors to help play a part in making this the biggest community day in the Mernda area! Major sponsors will be credited in all promotional material, and all supporters will be listed on our website and Facebook, as well as appearing on flyers on the day. If you would like to help out, either as a cash sponsor or an in-kind donation, please contact us at communitylife@madra.org.au

We hope to see you all there :)

Date: Sunday 29th March 2015
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm

Mernda Community Far 2013

Mernda Blue Light Disco – 31st May

Mernda Blue Light Disco will be held on Friday 31st at 7pm.

2013 Mernda Community Fair Wrap Up

MADRA expressly appreciate the funding assistance or services in kind provided by the following businesses & persons for the Mernda Community Fair (3 March): –

Mernda Village Kinder Market
Bendigo Bank – Doreen
City of Whittlesea
Cr Ricky Kirkham of City of Whittlesea
Mernda Village Community Activity Centre
Woolworths
Bakers Delight
Stockland
Bertocci Meats
Ivanhoe Grammar
Northside Christian Church
Plenty Life Church
Plenty Valley Presbyterian
Jay Reynolds Trucking
Barry Plant – Doreen
Blue Gem Events
Mernda Primary School
The 4-person MADRA planning team
All of the additional MADRA volunteers who provided time & energy, & vehicle transport.

Thanks also to the MADRA volunteers who have assisted with local community BBQ’s in the last 6 months to raise funds for this event.

And sincere thanks to all of the other participants and exhibitors for their professional contributions to the day’s event.

Thank you to all members of the community who visited the Fair and supported the Fair costs with purchases, and for adding to the good spirit of community life on the day.

The Mernda Community Fair was brought to you by MADRA’s “Community Life” team that are committed to supporting the social needs of our rapidly growing neighbourhood. Our next MADRA meeting is Wednesday 20th March (3rd Wednesday of the month at the MVCAC) for the A.G.M. at 7pm. All welcome for coffee & cake; MADRA membership is $10 pa.

2013 Mernda Community Fair

MADRA residents gladly volunteered their time again in March 2013 to coordinate the 2nd annual Mernda Community Fair. The event included displays from over 40 local businesses, sports groups and schools with support from Bendigo Bank & City of Whittlesea & Stockland to the combined value of over $2,200.

Further local businesses provided “in kind support”: Bakers Delight, Optus, Blue Gem Events, Mernda Primary School, Mernda CFA, Mernda Village Community Activity Centre, Mr Colin Woods, Stockland, Jay Reynolds Trucking, Ivanhoe Grammar & Bertocci Meats to the value of over $3,000.

The Mernda Community Fair expenses were over $5,700 with expenses met by the regular BBQ fund-raising events held by MADRA personnel throughout the calendar year.

We wish to sincerely thank all who have been involved.

There are no plans to operate the Mernda Community Fair in 2014, however alternative events will be coordinated on a smaller scale, with the specific intention to provide opportunity for residents to get to know others in their neighbourhood.

2013 Mernda Community Fair