Karen Eliott and Susha Shulenski shopping for fairy dresses.
Karen Eliott and Susha Shulenski shopping for fairy dresses. Mike Knott

Market event overwhelming success

THE BLOOM ‘n’ Tune market day was such a success on Saturday that the overwhelmed organisers have already decided to mark a similar event on the calendar.

The Salvation Army Tom Quinn Community Centre held the event as part of the Bundy in Bloom, to showcase the centre’s facilities and prestigious gardens.

Tom Quinn centre spokeswoman Janette Young said more than 1500 people turned out for the four-hour event.

“Fortunately we had plenty of car parking provided because people turned out in force to support the event,” she said.

“It was a tremendous response.”

Ms Young said crowds exceeded the centre’s expectations.

“We ran out of strawberries and cream, our cappuccinos and cakes were a huge hit, the sausage sizzle was flat out all morning and the stalls did a roaring trade,” she said.

“We asked people what they thought and the overwhelming response was ‘brilliant’.

“We have been told by all the stallholders that they would be delighted to come back again when we hold the next markets here.”

She said it was a delight for people to fill the centre’s community grounds.

“It was really wonderful to see so many people enjoying the gardens,” she said.

Funds raised for the event will go full circle into the community, through the social programs and support services the centre runs.

“These programs and services really do transform lives,” Ms Young said.



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