ROAR: Bodhi Lee, 6, meets Roxy the Rex at Rotary's Living Expo at Seafront Oval in Hervey Bay on Saturday.
ROAR: Bodhi Lee, 6, meets Roxy the Rex at Rotary's Living Expo at Seafront Oval in Hervey Bay on Saturday. Jocelyn Watts

Rotary’s living expo a hit with the Fraser Coast

PERFECT weather coupled with a new direction by organisers has led to this year's Rotary Living Expo being one of the best yet.

Under beautiful blue Hervey Bay skies at the weekend, thousands of people enjoyed the popular expo on Seafront Oval.

This year's event saw 120 stalls filled with everything from caravans to Dunga Derby cars and solar panels to kayaks.

Due to rain at last year's event, organisers are confidently predicting more people attended the expo this year.

Starting as a garden expo in 1998 in conjunction with the Fraser Coast Anglican College, the Rotary Living Expo has grown to become one of the Fraser Coast's biggest events.

Organised by all three of the Bay's Rotary clubs, the event raises money for worthwhile causes.

In the past ten years the expo has raised about $300,000 for community projects.

Each year about 5000 people walk through the gates to view the stalls.

Mr Mapp hopes to continue to grow the event.

"We're limited by the oval size but we're trying to change the direction of it to how the public's interest changes," he said.

"This year people seem to be interested in the lifestyle area and entertainment.

"A big thank you to the public for coming out and supporting it."

There has been no decision made on where the profits of this year's event will be allocated.

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