Laurieton Public School P&C Easter Market fundraiser ready to go

Wonderful event: The Laurieton Public School's annual Easter street markets are on April 20.
Wonderful event: The Laurieton Public School's annual Easter street markets are on April 20.

The Easter markets in Laurieton are a long held, beloved tradition for the Camden Haven raising money for the Laurieton Public School P&C.

Each year many stalls fill Bold Street selling Easter goodies, arts and crafts enticing to young and old. And in more recent time local businesses are also joining in the fun and opening their doors on market day as well.

For Easter 2019, the markets will be held on Saturday, April 20 with the road closed from 6am.

Coordinator of the markets, Amber Barker said this year would be the best markets yet.

"It is one of the biggest fundraiser for the P&C and brings the whole community together," Ms Barker said.

"The markets have been going for over 30 years and it is great to see the whole community come out each year and support us.

"We are really pushing local businesses to get involved this year and open their doors during the markets and a number of them have come on board."

School principal, Grant Timmins, asks staff to provide a "wish list" which is used to priortise the spending of the fundraising money each year.

In the past the funds raised from the Easter markets have been used on technology, robotics, the purchase of a Laurieton Public School hat for kindergarten students and to subsidies the year 3 to 6 intensive swimming program.

It is also directed toward literacy and numeracy resources.

In previous years, the Easter markets have raised some $7000 and organisers are hopeful to get a similar amount of money."

P&C president Amy Moore said the event is one of its two major fundraising - Easter Saturday and the October long weekend.

"We basically close down the main street with markets stallholders from as far north as Ballina down to Newcastle," Ms Moore said.

"These markets operate alongside local stallholders providing giftware, furniture, food, jumping castles and much more."

The markets are held on Bold Street, between Laurieton and Seymour streets and between Bold and Lake streets.