New shade thanks to Lions club
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.