Festive Homegrown + Handmade Market a Real Christmas Cracker

The Scone Festive + Summer Homegrown and Handmade Market has been hailed a huge success. The annual specialist market provides Upper Hunter Homegrown and Handmade enterprises with an avenue to showcase and sell their handcrafted wares, home cooking and local fresh produce - many of which are unique to the region. “The new market venue - the Uniting Church in Main Street – proved a terrific venue,” says market organiser Amelia Wilkinson. “40 stallholders were in attendance and the market was well attended with many people looking to grab last minute Christmas presents.” A local creations fashion parade co-ordinated by fashion partner Marcody was well received by market goers as were the Homegrown and Handmade workshops: How to make a Christmas apron presented by Deb Fergusonn from Sew Scone and Seasonal Gardening Tips presented by Lynda Posa from new Murrurundi based nursery Plants on Pages. Live music was provided by Gillian Miles on piano and singer/performer Tori Vines whilst PowerFM were on site doing an outside broadcast from 9am. A total of $800 was raised for Scone’s Magic Garden Project from a market raffle and $5 donated from every market stall courtesy of The EVENT Storeroom plus part proceeds from rides at Saturday’s market with Valley to Vineyard Trikes. The raffle was drawn by Chris from Scone Home Timber & Hardware Scone with first prize - an outdoor timber bench setting valued at over $600 donated by Scone Timber Hardware & Roberts and Roberts Construction – being won by Sandra Windsor. Second prize - an event hire voucher valued at $300 donated by The Event Storeroom - was won by Victoria Austin. Plans are already underway for a bumper 2014 Festive Summer Scone Homegrown + Handmade Market. For more details contact the EVENT Storeroom on 0400 099 761, info@theeventstoreroom.com.au or visit www.theeventstoreroom.com.au.

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