3rd November 2002
first of this Summer's River Side Markets was held this Sunday. It was
a classic '3 seasons in one day' sort of day. Store holders and caterers
alike held their breath as threatening weather loomed overhead.
Store holders struggled against blustery conditions to set
up their displays. In fact a few decided not to stay fearing the worst.
After a few drops of rain, the weather moderated and it turned out to
be a very lovely afternoon.
"There were a lot of people around" said Market
Manager, Sue Evans. "In fact quiet a few store holders said that
they had a good day. One said he had his best day ever".
There are six river markets held over the summer period.
Three of them are organised and run by the Anglesea Primary School Council
and form a large part of the school's yearly fundraising activities. The
other markets are run by the Lions Club, the Football Club and the Community
Storeholders pay a fee to set up on a 4m wide by 6m deep
plot of land. In some cases such as the Jumping Castle and food stalls,
a commision is paid. The school also runs, with the help of family and
friends, the large food marque were they sell hamburgers, sausages, and
egg and bacon sandwhiches.
Funds raised enable the school staff to provide to provide
extra programs for students and to help keep fees low.
The flat open grass areas running along the western side
of the Anglesea River is an ideal location for markets. There were approximately
80 stalls at Sunday's market.
* Apologises for the wrong dates on the Markets page. These
have been corrected.