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Monster cent sale pulls in badly needed funds

Jean Peters, Isabel Barram and Tracey Tankard put their tickets in at the Mt Larcom monster cent sale.
Jean Peters, Isabel Barram and Tracey Tankard put their tickets in at the Mt Larcom monster cent sale. Mike Richards

MT LARCOM residents came together on Sunday for the biennial Monster Cent Sale at the community hall.

"It's been excellent. We were concerned because lots of people said they couldn't come, but there's been a good turnout," said organiser Chris Rowe.

Among the residents who enjoyed morning tea at the giant raffle party was Dawn O'Dowd, aunty to Flynn MP Ken O'Dowd.

Ms O'Dowd said she hoped everyone had enjoyed themselves and would come back again in two years time.

The cent sale was expected to raise $1000 for the Mt Larcom Art Gallery and Museum, which is used by artists and craft groups.

It also is famous for its collection of antique farm machinery maintained by local legend Dudge Barram.

The 92-year-old man has lived in Mt Larcom and surrounds all his life, and relics of his work as a milk deliveryman, farmer, mechanic and jack-of-all-trades form part of the museum's display.

Mr Barram's wife Isabel was also at the cent sale, and encouraged visitors to drop in and learn about Mt Larcom's history from her husband.

Dudge Barram at the Mt Larcom Art Gallery monster cent sale.
Dudge Barram at the Mt Larcom Art Gallery monster cent sale. Mike Richards

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