Wheels in mo­tion for next De­cem­ber mar­ket

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OR­GAN­IS­ERS are look­ing to be­gin plan­ning the next De­cem­ber Rochester Twi­light Mar­ket after the suc­cess of the De­cem­ber 14 event.

Rochester Com­mu­nity House or­gan­is­ers have said they were blown away with the show­ing of lo­cals at last month’s mar­ket.

So much so, the mar­ket will be hav­ing a month off for or­gan­is­ers and stall hold­ers to re­cu­per­ate.

‘‘We’re not hav­ing a mar­ket this month as it falls on Aus­tralia Day and people from the Com­mu­nity House as well as stall hold­ers are tak­ing a break,’’ Rochester Com­mu­nity house co-or­di­na­tor Amanda Lo­gie said.

‘‘The twi­light mar­ket was a mas­sive suc­cess — the stall hold­ers and shops which stayed open had a great night.

‘‘The Cri­te­rion still had people or­der­ing meals at 8.15pm and there were still people in the bak­ery right up un­til 9pm.’’

With 200 lolly bags made up for the event, Amanda said they were quick to dis­ap­pear — and there weren’t too many dou­ble-dip­ping.

‘‘If you go by how many chil­dren there were run­ning around, I would es­ti­mate about 1000 people were there on the night,’’ she said.

The com­mit­tee will be­gin plan­ning this year’s event in the com­ing month to se­cure more ac­tiv­i­ties be­fore the busy sea­son.

‘‘We’re hop­ing to have more kids en­ter­tain­ment and that’s some­thing I’m go­ing to have to be book­ing soon,’’ she said.

‘‘But we’d like to thank Campaspe Shire, the Rochester Busi­ness Net­work and also Sa­puto for al­low­ing us to use their carpark.

‘‘And of course, thanks to all of our stall hold­ers, busi­nesses and vol­un­teers who helped out — on the night we needed a few ex­tra people and it was greatly ap­pre­ci­ated that people helped out.’’

Rochester Com­mu­nity House's Amanda Lo­gie and Santa at the Rochester Twi­light Mar­ket on De­cem­ber 14.

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