Mas­sive mar­ket ef­fort


All hands were on deck for Clyde’s an­nual Mid-Win­ter Mar­ket on Sun­day at Clyde Me­mo­rial Hall where the kitchen was brim­ming with hot win­ter food. Clyde Play­cen­tre fundrais­ing of­fi­cer So­nia John­ston said food was the ma­jor money maker for the event, its pri­mary fundraiser and the play­cen­tre had done all the cater­ing. ‘‘I was up at quar­ter to four this morn­ing do­ing ap­ple turnovers,’’ Mrs John­ston said. Co-or­gan­iser Melissa Gare said they had ap­proached peo­ple to have stalls to en­sure there was a good mix. Items on of­fer from 26 stalls in­cluded hand­made cos­met­ics, jewellery, cloth­ing, bak­ing, jams, chut­neys, sweets and free-range eggs. ‘‘Ev­ery­body looks for­ward to this mar­ket ev­ery year and Clyde Play­cen­tre re­lies on this mar­ket to meet our daily run­ning costs,’’ Mrs Gare said. ‘‘It’s re­ally a group ef­fort from dads bring­ing trail­ers in to mums do­ing the bak­ing.’’ Gen­er­ous com­mu­nity do­na­tions in­cluded the raf­fle prize for lux­ury ac­com­mo­da­tion in Queen­stown.

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