Who would have thought it?
Cootamundra has been home to numerous famous figures - cricketer Donald Bradman and aviator Arthur Butler, to name only two.
Now it emerges the Tooth Fairy herself was actually born and bred here.
Sara Collingridge, who these days lives in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Hawthorne, runs a business called Tooth Fairies on Tour.
An accomplished dancer, Sara moved to Melbourne six years ago where she's become a successful dance teacher 30 hours a week, but has also establish a thriving business running a dental hygiene program aimed at preschool and early infants, using puppetry and costumes.
Sara did all her schooling in Cootamundra and worked here for a year, teaching dance at Christine Wishart's Dance Studios and working at Eclairs.
Home last week, she visited preschools in the region in her Tooth Fairy persona, including Wagga, West Wyalong, Temora, Young and Harden.
At Cootamundra preschool last Thursday, she fielded numerous questions from an appreciative audience. She believes it's never too early to start healthy habits, and children need to start flossing as soon as their teeth touch together,.
"Children hold magic and fairies to such a high value so I find you can take advantage of this platform and use it to promote healthy messages," she said.
She gets invited back year after year, and in kindergartens often appears in conjunction with a dentist.
"Having a dentist do a presentation with the tooth fairy works well," Sara said, "The children can see that the tooth fairy and the dentist are good friends, so they draw the conclusion that dentists are not a bit scary and also that it must be really important to brush their teeth."