THE Sydney Markets celebrated its 30th annual cherry auction in 2009 by raising more than $58,000.
The symbolic first tray of cherries for the season fetched a top bid of $25,000 from Paul Lahood, Uncle Tony's at Sydney Markets, on behalf of buyers Billy, Louise and Jake Cassar, the then new owners of Enrico's Kitchen at Wetherill Park and Dry-It at Huntingwood.
It was the third time the family had been the highest bidder.
A further $33,614 was raised for other sale items put under the hammer by celebrity auctioneer and long time Cherry Auction supporter, Glenn Wheeler.
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