Kam­balda mar­kets back af­ter stalling years ago

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Clare Kenyon

Kam­balda has hosted its first com­mu­nity mar­ket event in al­most a decade.

The Kam­balda Arts and Cul­tural Group is look­ing to re­in­state the tra­di­tion once a month, buoyed by the strong turnout of stall­hold­ers at Kam­balda Plaza yesterday.

Kam­balda Cul­tural and Arts Group pro­ject of­fi­cer John Scott said they ex­pected it to take a few months be­fore it re­ally kicked off.

“We’ve had a cou­ple of mar­ket days in the last 12 months but it never re­ally got off to any­thing reg­u­lar,” he said.

“But there is in­creas­ing de­mand to hold them monthly now so that’s what we are en­deav­our­ing to do.”

Mr Scott said mostly com­mu­nity fundrais­ing groups made up the stall­hold­ers yesterday, but it was open to arts and crafts and any­thing in be­tween – ex­cept “dump trucks”.

“From 2001-2006 we held it in Kam­balda on a quar­terly ba­sis and we had about 15 stalls and a fair amount of cus­tomers came,” he said.

“So we are en­vi­sion­ing get­ting it back up to that level.

“It makes a nice day trip out for peo­ple in Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der as it is an arts and cul­ture com­mu­nity here.”

Kam­balda mar­kets are held on the fourth Sun­day of each month to avoid a clash with Boul­der and Kal­go­or­lie mar­kets, held on the third and first Sun­days of the month, re­spec­tively.

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