Three community groups in the Pine Creek and Givelda area have banded together to ensure this weekend’s inaugural Country Farmers Markets at the Pine Creek Hall will be a rip-roaring success.
Givelda State School, the Pine Creek Hall and Sports Association and Givelda Rural Fire Brigade, with a little help from Bundaberg Regional Council, have combined their efforts to ensure a memorable market experience on Sunday, 13 October 2019.
School principal Kathryn Lavender said with 65 stalls booked, the response from stallholders had been nothing short of amazing.
“So many people have been positive about this event and have come on board to support it,” Kathryn said.
“Council chipped in with $2800 under its Community Events Grant scheme while local Member for Burnett Steve Bennett is sponsoring a Vanilla Slice competition.
“Sticking with the cooking theme we are also chasing anyone who thinks they may have the best rissole recipe in the region. A fantastic Webber barbecue has been donated for the winner of this tasty competition.
“Six homemade rissoles are to be entered by 10am on Sunday and will be cooked and judged by noon,” said Kathryn.
“It is really exciting what a small community like ours can achieve when we band together for something worthwhile. All three groups will benefit from the day,” she said.
Kathryn said nowhere was a feeling of family closeness more evident than at Givelda State School which currently has five students.
“Families have moved away and some labour-intensive jobs locally have been replaced by machinery.”
She said funds raised from the Farmers Market will support the school’s P&C which does invest funds into ensuring its students receive equal opportunities.
“Everyone is very excited about the Farmers Market this Sunday with the event to commence around 9am.”
“We expect the day to run through until about 2pm. There are rides, food and of course that incredible array of 65 stalls.”
Further information about the Country Farmers Markets is available by contacting Kathryn on 0427 586 541 or Marilyn Hudson 4157 9545.
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