New shade thanks to Li­ons club

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THERE is new shade at the Air­lie Beach mar­ket area near the fore­shore thanks to the ef­forts of our Whit­sun­day Li­ons.

Lo­cated down from the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club, across the beach and op­po­site the un­der­cover rec­tan­gle pa­tio, is a per­ma­nent farstretch­ing blue shade sail held down by four solid poles.

It was built last week af­ter be­ing ap­proved by the Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil in late Fe­bru­ary and re­placed a tem­po­rary shade cloth that was pre­vi­ously used at the mar­kets each week.

The in­vest­ment was paid for with money raised from the Li­ons Com­mu­nity Mar­kets.

Whit­sun­day Li­ons pres­i­dent Bill Har­ri­son said the new shad­ing was a ne­ces­sity.

“It’s es­pe­cially hot when you live in the trop­ics and peo­ple just want to sit down and have a break from the mar­kets or lis­ten to the live mu­sic we of­ten have on,” he said.

Satur­day’s mar­kets were the shade sail’s de­but with many mar­ket-go­ers opt­ing for the spa­cious new shel­ter. “It’s been full all morn­ing – it was def­i­nitely needed, we did the right thing,” Mr Har­ri­son said.

KEEP­ING COOL: Whit­sun­day Li­ons mem­ber Sue Cob­ham, mar­kets Chair­man Al­lan Grav­elle and pres­i­dent Bill Har­ri­son take com­fort un­der their newly erected shad­ing at Satur­day’s Li­ons com­mu­nity mar­kets at the Air­lie Beach Fore­shore.

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