Over $70k spent in Trangie this Christmas

Over $70k spent in Trangie this Christmas

Over $70,000 has been spent in the community, thanks to the Trangie Action Group's Shop n Win competition.

The annual competition aims to encourage people to shop within the town, and this year as the drought continues to take a hold on the shire, the initiative was imperative.

To participate entrants were required to spend over $50 and enter their dockets into the barrel at participating shops.

The winners are then drawn at the community Christmas party hosted by the Trangie Action Group (TAG).

Entrants had the chance to win one of four $250 vouchers to be spent within Trangie.

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But there's a catch, to win, entrants must have been present at the Christmas party.

This year $70,000 was the total amount of the receipts in the barrel, which TAG committee member Andrew Cayzer said was "just fantastic'.

"If you think about it, we had a butcher, a baker, newsagency, two hair salons, the chemist, IGA and Shane's pub ... that's a lot and it's only a two week window that people have done that," he said.

Mr Cayzer highlighted that figure was just the amount from the barrel, it didn't take into account those who spent locally under the $50.

"So it is very well supported by the community," he said.

Mr Cazyer said what makes it more special this year, is that they were able to fund the prize vouchers through money donated to TAG through Regional Australia Bank's community partnership program.

Each year the community nominate a recipient, and in 2019 TAG received $5500 which Mr Cayzer said they wanted to give back to the community.

"In normal years we ask all the businesses in the town to give us a donation of $75 toward the Shop n Win, but this year we decided to fund that from TAG's money," he said.

"We didn't want to ask the businesses for any money this year because obviously the economy is tough for them at the moment with the drought."

The Action Group meet on the first Wednesday of each month at the Trangie Bowling Club. New members are always welcome.