Mar­ket suc­cess

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

AF­TER an­other won­der­ful week­end with cruise ships Dawn Princess and Queen Vic­to­ria an­chored off Air­lie Beach, Whit­sun­day Lions Club would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank the Lions Air­lie Beach Mar­kets stall hold­ers, who turn up in all types of weather, and our lo­cal com­mu­nity for their sup­port in mak­ing th­ese mar­kets such an out­stand­ing suc­cess.

Al­though our charges are min­i­mal, such suc­cess makes it pos­si­ble for our lo­cal Lions club to do­nate in ex­cess of $100,000 per an­num to our lo­cal com­mu­nity and pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant disas­ter re­lief both through­out Aus­tralia and the greater global com­mu­nity. Lo­cal as­sis­tance in­cludes do­na­tions to Proser­pine Hos­pi­tal and Proser­pine Nurs­ing Home where our most re­cent do­na­tion pur­chased spe­cialised care chairs for the res­i­dents com­fort.

Over 16 years ago Whit­sun­day Shire Coun­cil asked our club to take over man­age­ment of the Air­lie Beach mar­kets. Since that time the mar­kets have grown and be­come world renown. This is not only for their trop­i­cal charm, lo­cal pro­duce and va­ri­ety, but in par­tic­u­lar, for their unique pic­turesque lo­ca­tion by the sands of Air­lie Beach.

Our Lions mar­ket man­ager and as­sis­tant of­ten talk with vis­i­tors who con­firm the pop­u­lar­ity of the mar­kets and that they also pro­vide a gate­way for vis­i­tors to ex­tend their visit by ex­plor­ing the main street and all the other ser­vices our great lit­tle town can pro­vide.

So once again, thanks for the sup­port which al­lows us to as­sist and ben­e­fit so many peo­ple, or­gan­i­sa­tions and fa­cil­i­ties.

Betty A. Wil­son,

Pres­i­dent, Whit­sun­day Lions Club

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