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HOL­I­DAY GUIDE: Ri­ley, Mia and Charley Wil­son are ready for Easter, and we have plenty of op­tions to help you make the most of the break.

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

IT WILL be first come, first served for stall­hold­ers at the Easter Char­ity and Craft Mar­ket this Easter Satur­day.

Start­ing at 8am near the Lis­ter St Art Walk in Monto, roughly a dozen stall­hold­ers are lined up to sell their wares to tourists and towns­peo­ple alike.

Sou­venirs, jewellery, knit­ted fab­rics that are per­fect for the up­com­ing win­ter and much more will be on sale.

One stall will sell home-made choco­late, ideal for Easter gifts.

Pro­ceeds will go to­ward Monto Magic Tourism’s Rail Gar­den project.

The group have taken on man­age­ment of the mar­kets for the time be­ing, and will be sup­ply­ing spe­cial themed sou­venirs such as mag­nets, post­cards and jig­saws.

Monto Magic pres­i­dent Liz Robert­son said the change of venue from Ca­nia Gorge to Lis­ter Street was part of their ef­fort to make the mar­kets ap­peal­ing to tourists.

“We wanted to bring peo­ple off the car­a­van parks into town so they can visit the lo­cal shops as well,” Mrs Robert­son said.

“When you have it up at Ca­nia you usu­ally only get the peo­ple vis­it­ing Ca­nia, but the peo­ple in town can­not ben­e­fit from it.”

There will be a sausage siz­zle run­ning through­out the morn­ing.

A few stores will miss out un­for­tu­nately; mar­ket reg­u­lar Robert Now­land won’t be able to sup­ply his usual veg­gie pro­duce as it was washed away in the floods.

Co-or­gan­iser Lyn Woodall said spots were still open for stores and en­cour­aged peo­ple wish­ing to sell some­thing to drop in on the day.

“A lot of the stalls com­ing are dif­fer­ent ones from usual,” Mrs Woodall said.

“If there’s some­one com­ing that doesn’t get a chance to ring, just turn up; we’ll find a spot for you.”



EASTER READY: Sou­venirs and good­ies for sale at the Monto Easter Char­ity and Craft Mar­ket.

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