DRY OUTLOOK: The 2014 Allora Auction is expected to be a little drier than a previous year’s event.
DRY OUTLOOK: The 2014 Allora Auction is expected to be a little drier than a previous year’s event. Bev Lacey

Big auction is sure to draw bargain hunters

TREASURE, trash and everything in between will be up for sale at the annual Allora Community Auction.

Back from a very wet action in 2013, Allora Show Society president Shirley Cornhill hopes the Queen's Birthday event will be even bigger on a dry weekend.

"We hope to have around 2000, I've been telling everyone it will be cold, not wet," Mrs Cornhill said, with the minimum temp on Monday set to drop to six degrees.

With around 2000 lots at the auction Mrs Cornhill said the items on offer ranged from the practical to the wacky.

"We have beds, an exercise bike, a twin row Underhong potato planter, restaurant tables and chairs and more," she said.

"One year my husband got me a garden windmill, people kept coming into the auction office saying 'I see you bought that windmill Shirley'."Antique lovers also have the opportunity to find something special with carbide lights, watches and clocks, furniture, monkey tail pump and a German wagon up for sale. All profits made at the auction go back into the local community and other charities that assisted on the day.

These charities include the Red Cross, the Allora Historical Society, Glennie Heights Scouts and more.

"The whole event is run purely on volunteer efforts, we can't do it without the help of everyone involved," Mrs Cornhill said.

 When: Auction begins at 8am on Monday.

 Where: Allora showgrounds.



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