Art and craft expo a huge hit with families
GIANT Lego displays of Boeing 747 aeroplanes and Star Wars characters, paper mache monsters and intriguing palm and tarot readings by Linda Virgo were among the many highlights of ESA’s International Art and Craft Expo in Proserpine on the weekend.
A total of 24 stallholders from throughout the Whitsundays, Mackay, Ayr and Maryborough helped to bring the expo to life at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre with their impressive displays on show for the three day event.
Expo co-ordinator Pat Burns said this year’s expo was extremely successful with a number of new exhibitors coming on board.
“The expo is a lovely display of our local talent but I really do appreciate the stallholders who travel a long way to be here every year,” she said.
Carol Twist was one of the new stallholders at the expo, taking the opportunity to launch her handmade fresh water pearl and suede necklaces.
“I started making the necklaces as a hobby and they have been doing really well over the weekend so I think I might look into setting up a stall at the Airlie Beach Community Markets,” she said.
Mrs Twist only moved to the Whitsundays in January and said the expo had been a fantastic place to meet new people. She thanked ESA members for their support.
Also on show were traditional sewing, quilt and embroidery displays, card and scrap booking workshops, gem faceting and woodwork stalls.
Ms Burns said ESA Queensland donated $30,000 to the Cancer Council's Wig and Turban Lending Service and is giving an additional $10,000 annually to maintain the initiative.
For further information, contact Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20.
EXPO EXTRAVAGANZA: E.S.A. International Art and Craft Expo co-ordinator Pat Burns, branch president Raelene Miller, Whitsunday Regional Councillor John Collins and branch recording secretary Grace Hurst officially opened the event last Friday.