Residents showcase work
EVERY man, woman and their dog weaved through the inaugural Torquay Twilight Markets yesterday afternoon, hunting for Christmas presents and spoiling the kids with sugary treats.
There was a good variety of stalls at the Aquavue Cafe site selling handmade glass beads, silver earrings, feathery fascinators and glittery fairy wings.
There was also impressive woodwork by local sculptor Ross Bradbury, paintings by Rochelle Fox and handmade hand bags by Hervey Bay’s June Bellenger.
Even Elvis addicts were catered for with The King emblazoned on clocks, while plants, wind chimes, diaries, colourful prayer flags, crystals and candles also featured across table displays.
The Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club kept hungry tummies happy with a sausage sizzle; Aquavue’s gourmet fish and chips and the sweet and sour licorice stand also went down a treat.
The markets were organised by the Fraser Coast Sustainable Development Association, which supports the growth of the region while supporting locals and pushing environmentally friendly projects. The markets are about providing something different for the area and showcasing the talents of residents.
The council will look at how successful the markets are before deciding how often they will run.