Festival a winner

The Toodyay International Food Festival has won a national Golden Gazebo Award for a food and wine event, which was announced in Sydney last week at the National Markets and Fairs Expo.

Shire chief executive Stan Scott said local businesses supported the attraction, which drew thousands of visitors at the Avon Descent weekend.

�The award was determined by popular vote, so for a regional event in WA to win is a great compliment to my staff and to Toodyay,� Mr Scott said.