Ukitopia Festival Uki Main Street - Dharma Raja and his owner Stever Heffernan were on hand to let festival goers get hands on with a real farm animal.
Ukitopia Festival Uki Main Street - Dharma Raja and his owner Stever Heffernan were on hand to let festival goers get hands on with a real farm animal. Blainey Woodham

Community makes Ukitopia shine

THE Ukitopia Festival held at the weekend owes much of its success to support from the Uki community.

Event organiser Natascha Wernick said the festival could not have gone ahead without community donations.

“The committee had applied for various grants for the festival, but none were received, which meant the festival had to rely on the Uki community to come forward and donate,” she said.

Uki musicians Deya Dova, Sue Mckenna and Loren showcased their talents on Saturday afternoon in the opening ceremony which attracted a crowd of about 300-400.

Ms Wernick, said her expectations of the event had been exceeded. “I received so many thank yous over the weekend, I was overwhelmed by the end.”

An art exhibition, concert by Indie Singers and the Pitt Family Circus and markets completed a highly successful event.



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