Multicultural feast draws large crowd

Zahida Waheed and Shahida Hafeez
Zahida Waheed and Shahida Hafeez

Forty stalls showcased cuisines from Italy, India, China, Lebanon, Indonesia, Malaysia, Germany, Samoa, Thailand, Afghanistan, Palestine, Nepal, Spain, Turkey and Sri Lanka.

Desserts, coffee and frozen treats were available, and entertainment on offer included a fireworks display and Zap Circus performers.

Mayor Dave Griffiths said the event grew in size and scope ever year, as did the diversity of the community members attending.

‘While final figures have not been released, anecdotal evidence was that this has been the most successful community fundraiser to date with many food stall holders sold out,’ he said.

He said most of the money raised at the fair would go back to community cultural groups.