Early Christ­mas at Ash­hurst mar­ket

The Tribune (NZ) - - OUT & ABOUT - HE­LEN KING

The last monthly Ash­hurst Com­mu­nity Mar­ket of the sea­son will be go­ing out on a high.

Re­lo­cated in­doors at the Vil­lage Val­ley Cen­tre, the mar­ket cel­e­brates its last out­ing un­til Oc­to­ber with a mid-win­ter Christ­mas theme, and sev­eral guest stalls from around Manawatu.

Mar­ket con­venor He­len King said there would be a cafe area, a Christ­mas give­away and live mu­sic.

‘‘This will be the fi­nal mar­ket of the sea­son, with a hia­tus tak­ing place over July, Au­gust and Septem­ber and the mar­ket re­turn­ing in Oc­to­ber to herald the spring, and hope­fully the re­turn of the good weather.’’

Along with the re­turn of the mar­ket, Oc­to­ber will see LEAP (The So­ci­ety for the Lo­cal Econ­omy of Ash­hurst and Po­hang­ina In­cor­po­rated) launch a lo­cal busi­ness directory spe­cific to Ash­hurst and Po­hang­ina.

It’s a project made pos­si­ble in part­ner­ship with Palmer­ston North City Coun­cil via a kind do­na­tion from the Lo­cal Ini­tia­tives Fund.

The directory will be dis­trib­uted to all res­i­dents and will be avail­able at cen­tral lo­ca­tions, and on­line from late 2017 on the LEAP web­site, which is cur­rently un­der con­struc­tion.

There will be no cost to any busi­ness or com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion that wants to be fea­tured.

En­quiries and stall reg­is­tra­tions for the Satur­day, June 10 mar­ket in the Vil­lage Val­ley Cen­tre from 12pm to 3pm are through He­len King ash­hurst­com­mu­ni­ty­mar­ket@gmail.com, 027 918 855.

PHOTO: HE­LEN KING

The Ash­hurst mar­ket has moved in­doors for au­tumn, and cel­e­brates a mid­win­ter Christ­mas on Satur­day.

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