The streets of Laurieton will come alive again for the annual Street Market on Labour Day Monday, October 2 from 8am until 1pm.
P&C president Amy Moore said it’s a fantastic opportunity for local residents and tourists to come and see what the Camden Haven has to offer.
“We look forward to seeing community members and visiting tourists out enjoying the market atmosphere on Labour day Monday,” she said.
People can enjoy browsing stalls with plants, art, craft, handicrafts, tasting food and produce. There will be live music and performances from buskers.
There will be about 90 stalls at the Laurieton Street Markets to cater for all ages.
There is also a children’s corner with a bouncy castle, other rides and face painting.
Laurieton Public School P&C is running a chocolate wheel raffle which is the major fundraiser for the day. Local businesses have provided various prizes for the raffle.
Mrs Moore said the markets not only bring together the community for an entertaining day but are also a strong component to the school’s annual fundraising.
Mrs Moore said the funding raised from this year’s event will go towards the purchase of IT equipment for the school.
“That’s where education is headed,” she said.
“I believe it will be targeted towards a lot of whizz bang technology for the kids.”
The P&C committee are hoping for pleasant weather to attract people to come along.
“We have been blessed with really nice weather for the last two years but have been rained out before,” Mrs Moore said.
Amber Barker is the market coordinator for the event and Mrs Moore said she has been incredibly active with the market’s organisation.
“She’s been making phone calls since the last market and going to other markets to encourage stall holders to come to us,” she said.
“She is a massive part of this whole market happening.”
Mrs Moore said the school is a great little community.
“We have an awesome P&C and people get down here at 5am to help set up and to manage the road closures,” she said.
“It’s a great team effort.”
The fundraising event has been running for over 40 years and is held annually for Easter and in October.