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Maclean MacMarket Day

Lynne Mowbray |

Crowds turned out early on Saturday morning for the annual Maclean Lions Club MacMarket Day.

Around 86 market stalls lined each side of River Street in Maclean’s CBD, offering a wide variety of goods ranging from Ethiopian food to car polish and everything in between. 

There was a continual stream of market goers throughout the morning, perusing the stalls as well as local businesses. 

Maclean Lions Club publicity officer Robin Parker said that the Maclean MacMarket Day which has been running for the last five years, was originally set up to re-invigorate the region.

“It was a way to bring people into town and give local businesses an opportunity to market themselves,” Ms Parker said.

“Although the day was a hot one, it didn’t keep the crowds away.

“It was good to see many locals and visitors alike, trying and buying local wares.

“The children were well catered for with free merry-go-round rides, a jumping castle, face painting and the Sand Wizard,” she said.

The Lions Club sold raffle tickets throughout the morning for a huge hamper of assorted goods.

“Our raffle was won by local resident Edna Willis, a worthy recipient who has supported the Lions Club over the years,” Ms Parker said.

“Comments which we received on the day were really positive; congratulating the Maclean Lions Club for organising and running the event,” she said.