READY TO BID: Ballina buyer Kelly Johnston at the Allora Community Auction.
READY TO BID: Ballina buyer Kelly Johnston at the Allora Community Auction. Gerard Walsh

Organisers hope the community will benefit by $15,000

KELLY Johnston travels from Ballina each year for the Allora Community Auction and bought everything from old school chairs to a hot water system today.

The old school chairs sold 20 for a total of $5 and the hot water system made $210.

"The hot water system will work on grid power or a combustion stove," she said.

"We spoke to the owners who said it worked. I am originally from Stanthorpe and love old furniture, I am a bit of a hoarder."

There were 1500 lots offered with auctioneers in action in two different areas of the showgrounds all day.

Allora Show Society vice president Mark Pillar said the crowd was back slightly which had a lot to do with the number of events on at the weekend.

The auction has been on a Sunday in recent years after the move of the Queen's Birthday Monday holiday to October.

"We will again have the auction on the second Sunday in June next year," Mr Pillar said.

"The show society is grateful for all 60 volunteers and the community organisations which helped out."

Many Allora community organisations will benefit from the sale with Mr Pillar hoping $15,000 will be able to be distributed.