Isis Flying Club vice-president Les Duguid hopes the rain stays away for the Apple Tree Creek Markets tomorrow.
Isis Flying Club vice-president Les Duguid hopes the rain stays away for the Apple Tree Creek Markets tomorrow. Gary Hutchison BIT Mar

Markets to defy big wet

UNLESS there is heavy rain overnight, tomorrow's Apple Tree Creek Markets will go ahead as planned.

Event organiser Isis Flying Club vice-president Les Duguid inspected the sportsground yesterday, and found it to be remarkably dry, considering recent downpours.

“There's one small area where there are a few puddles, but for most of it, the ground is dry and firm underfoot, so at this stage, it's all systems go,” Mr Duguid said.

He credited the initiative of the Bundaberg Regional Council's maintenance team responsible for the upkeep of the facility.

“The council has given us every chance of staging the markets by mowing the grass and raking it into piles,” he said.

“That's allowing the sun and wind on to the surface to dry it out even more.”

He said his fellow club members were hoping for a bumper turnout for the last markets of the year, and promised a special visitor for the kids who attend.

“Santa's turning up at about 10am as a special treat for the kids,” he said.

“So his arrival, along with our voucher jackpotting to $100, will make it a good day for everyone.”



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