Re­gion farewells Dougie St Mar­kets

Central Queensland News - - LIFE - Aden Stokes Aden.Stokes@cqnews.com.au

THIS week­end Emer­ald says farewell to a pop­u­lar an­nual event.

Co-cre­ator of Dougie Street Mar­kets Ker­rie Clark said she was hop­ing the mar­kets go out with a bang.

“What started back in 2010 by my­self and a group of friends as a lit­tle back­yard mar­ket has grown to a pop­u­lar lo­cal event with at least 2000 peo­ple pass­ing trough the gates,” she said.

“Over these eight years our motto has been ‘If money is raised lo­cally it must stay lo­cal’.

“To date we have raised over $12,600, with the Emer­ald Hospi­tal Chil­dren’s Ward, Buy a Bale, Oz­care Emer­ald, the Emer­ald Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre and Yumba Bimbi Sup­port Ser­vices all ben­e­fit­ing.

“Sadly but proudly it is the end of this chap­ter for our com­mit­tee and vol­un­teers.

“We would like to thank all lo­cal busi­nesses and the Emer­ald com­mu­nity who

have do­nated over the years and helped make such a suc­cess­ful event.

“Please come and sup­port the Dougie Street Ladies Mar­ket one last time.”

The Dougie Street Mar­kets will be held to­mor­row from 9am–1pm at 19 Dou­glas Street, Emer­ald.

En­try is a gold coin do­na­tion, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to Yumba Bimbi.

Mrs Clark said each mar­ket they chose a lo­cal char­ity, close to their hearts, while en­sur­ing the money raised was kept lo­cal.

“We have cho­sen Yumba Bimbi Sup­port Ser­vices this year,” she said.

“Yumba Bimbi sup­ports peo­ple across the re­gion with dis­abil­i­ties, their car­ers and fam­i­lies with a range of ser­vices.

“All money raised from this event will go di­rectly to en­sur­ing the con­ti­nu­ity of these qual­ity ser­vices.”

The mar­kets will fea­ture ladies fash­ion and ac­ces­sories, live mu­sic, henna tat­too­ing, food and drinks, raf­fle and a great fam­ily friendly time.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

FIN­ISH­ING ON A HIGH: Jenni West and Ker­rie Clark are hop­ing to go out with a bang at this week­end’s Dougie Street Mar­kets.

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