To mar­ket, to mar­ket

Res­i­dents get ready to share wares

South Burnett Times - - NEWS - Matt Collins Matt.Collins@south­bur­nett­times.com.au

ORANA Aged Care res­i­dents have proven they have plenty to of­fer the com­mu­nity by or­gan­is­ing, craft­ing and cook­ing in prepa­ra­tion for the up­com­ing Orana Hill­top Mar­kets.

Orana Aged Care cre­ative pro­grams and vol­un­teer co­or­di­na­tor Ka­t­rina Hughes said the mar­kets would help the res­i­dents stay in­volved with the com­mu­nity.

“The res­i­dents at Orana have been very busy help­ing put these mar­kets to­gether and have been cre­at­ing art­work, craft items, jams and rel­ishes to sell at their own stalls,” Ms Hughes said.

The in­au­gu­ral Orana Hill­top Mar­kets are also open to mem­bers of the com­mu­nity and the cen­tre has re­ceived book­ings from lots of dif­fer­ent busi­nesses for the event.

“We have got sites booked by Scentsy, For­get Me Nots, kid’s face paint­ing, home­made 50’s cloth­ing, a kaf­tan de­signer, slumped wine bot­tles and so many more,” Ms Hughes said.

“So far we have 33 stalls and the list is grow­ing.”

On the day, mar­ket-go­ers will be en­ter­tained by en­ter­tain­ers and there will be raf­fles, food, tea and cof­fee and cold drinks.

Ms Hughes said she was hope­ful the mar­kets would be­come a reg­u­lar event that would con­tinue to grow.

“The res­i­dents are all buzzing, they are look­ing

for­ward to the day and can­not wait to have mem­bers of the com­mu­nity come to their home and share this day with them,” she said.

The Orana Hill­top Mar­kets will be held on Satur­day, Novem­ber 24 from 8am to 1pm.

Phone 4162 6555 for more.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CRE­ATIVE BUNCH: Orana Aged Care res­i­dents, back, Colin Mar­quardt, Jim Neuen­dorf, Fred Dahms, front, San­dra White, Kathy Politsch and Beryl Virgo with their home­made items.

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