Night mar­ket a hit with the lo­cals

Isis Town and Country - - News - By JODIE DIXON

NER­VOUS or­gan­is­ers had grave con­cerns last Fri­day af­ter­noon for the first Childers Twi­light Mar­kets.

Event or­gan­is­ers spent months plan­ning and ap­ply­ing for per­mis­sion to stage a monthly gourmet mar­ket, show­cas­ing the re­gion’s best pro­duce.

Event or­gan­iser Kylie Hen­ning said it had been fran­tic since granted per­mis­sion to hold the mar­kets.

“We were only given per­mis­sion two weeks ago and we had con­cerns we wouldn’t get any stall hold­ers at short no­tice,” Mrs Hen­ning said.

Ex­cited lo­cals won­dered Mil­len­nium Park en­joy­ing the pro­duce of the re­gion. Pizza, wine, fresh fruit and veg­eta­bles were on of­fer.

As the evening rolled on and the tem­per­a­ture cooled, the or­gan­is­ers were happy with the num­bers who vis­ited the mar­kets.

“It was great to see so many peo­ple out and about,” Mrs Hen­ning said.

The fam­ily-friendly event had some­thing for ev­ery­one from food to en­ter­tain­ment; the event or­gan­is­ers were pleased even with the turn­ing of the weather.

Or­gan­is­ers kept a close eye on the weather as warn­ings were is­sued for the area.

The mar­ket was cut just short of its orig­i­nal fin­ish­ing time due to weather.

“It was still a great turnout and we had pos­i­tive feed­back from the stall hold­ers and lo­cals,” Mrs Hen­ning said.

The or­gan­is­ers were thrilled with the grow­ing in­ter­est from lo­cal grow­ers get­ting in early to book a site for De­cem­ber.

“We have per­mis­sion for three mar­kets and we are hav­ing a grow­ing list of stall hold­ers,” she said.

The or­gan­is­ers are look­ing for more lo­cal pro­duc­ers.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

TWI­LIGHT SUC­CESS: Event or­gan­is­ers Pete and Rosa Eschbach, Kylie and Tim Hen­nig and Merissa Craft.

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