Allora sets up for biggest yet
MORE than 2200 items will be up for grabs at the Allora Showgrounds on Monday, as the 37th annual community auction kicks off.
Starting at 8am, there will be 12 auctioneers working three at a time to control the bidding.
Shirley Cornhill, who took bookings for the auctions, said there was a wide variety of items up for sale at this year's event.
"We have different types of furniture as well as a number of household appliances," she said.
"From lawn mowers to motorbikes, you will be able to find it here."
She said as well as the main auction, people would also have the opportunity to browse through market stalls set up on the day.
Mrs Cornhill said it was the first time the auction had incorporated a flea market although it had been on the society's agenda for a while.
"Every year people ask us about it," she said.
"So we finally gave in this year and decided to do it."
She said the stalls booked in meant this year's auction promised to one of the largest in the event's history.
Mrs Cornhill was cautiously optimistic about the turnout, saying there were some elements beyond the organisers' control.
"I think it will be one of the biggest," she said.
"I'm hoping the weather will hold off until Tuesday."
The Allora Community Auction will be held at the Allora showgrounds.
Starts 8am, Monday
2200 items up for sale