6000 brave cold at Brunswick Old & Gold Festival

AN estimated 6000 people braved chilly conditions and the threat of rain to celebrate Brunswick Head’s Old & Gold Festival last Saturday.
“Although it started off a bit slower than last year because of the uncertain weather, by 10am the town was packed with people zigzagging from one event to the next,” said outgoing festival co-ordinator Kim Rosen.
Streets were abuzz with 80-odd garage sales, families on bikes explored parts of the town they had never seen before, and people were loading their cars with all sorts of second-hand treasures.
Brunswick Heads Public School took honours at the Australian Schools Marbles Championship while Leisa Arthur, one of the festival’s unsung heroes who has been running the Old & Gold’s Funk Junk for years, won the major prize in thelucky penny dip.
‘‘Although the event is run on a shoestring and lots of goodwill, a considerable amount of money is injected into the town and circulated among a number of community organisations the local businesses who help make the event happen,” Mr Rosen said. “In a way, Old & Gold is Brunswick’s own little winter stimulus package.”
 


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