Monica Thacher looks at the model ship at The East Coast Hobby Expo
Monica Thacher looks at the model ship at The East Coast Hobby Expo John Gass

Make and take popular at Hobby Expo

THE EAST Coast Hobby Expo at the South Tweed Sports Club had people of all ages enjoying model trains, planes and automobiles of all sizes this weekend.

"We had young kids and people up to 80 years old going through enjoying the models," Andrew Thacher, Club Coordinator Tweed Valley Modellers said.

With over 200 people coming through the doors over the weekend to view 13 displays and 30 to 40 exhibitors, it was a successful event.

There were exhibitors from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and here from the Tweed displaying trains, cars, airplanes, vintage dinky cars, robots, reference books, buildings and model kits.

Monica Thacher, age 8 was having loads of fun: "I really love all the cars," she said

One of the great things for kids at the event is the "Make and Take" where kids can sit down and have fun making a model of their choice and then take it home.

"I made a jet," Monica said.

"I'm going to paint it pink."

The funds raised here are for the children's ward at the Tweed Heads Hospital.

The organisers are also very thankful to the South Tweed Sports Club.

"They have been fantastic donating the venue," Mr Thacher said



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