Katelyn Rose, 9, shows a painting by Linda Heldens at the first Torquay Twilight Markets.
Katelyn Rose, 9, shows a painting by Linda Heldens at the first Torquay Twilight Markets. Alistair Brightman

First twilight markets shine

THE FIRST Torquay Twilight Markets were so popular Gay Ignatenko is already considering increasing the number of stalls.

The Fraser Coast Sustainable Development Association president described the Friday night markets as wonderful and said they didn’t start to wind down until about 8pm.

“There was a lot of positive feedback from people attending and the local shop keepers were over the moon about the response,” she said.

“All the restaurants owners were so happy.

“It was very rewarding and we’re very keen to have another one.”

There were 18 stalls selling a wide variety of hand-made products including glass beads, jewellery, hand bags and wood work.

The Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club sausage sizzle sold out early while Ms Ignatenko said there were so many diners enjoying Aquavue Café’s gourmet fish and chips more tables and chairs were needed.

She said the association would look into having more food on offer next time and increasing the number of displays.

“We would probably like to gradually build it up; there are a lot of artisans that are really interested in having stalls.

“There is so much scope.”

The association will today decide its next step for the markets.



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