Rotary club launches weekly market

BARGAIN hunters and market enthusiasts will now have increased opportunities to barter for goods thanks to the launch of the Rotary Club of North Hobart’s community market on Sunday 17 January.

Officially launched by Hobart Lord Mayor Sue Hickey, the event marked the start of a long line of weekly Sunday markets, which will be held from 10am to 2pm in the Turnbull Funeral Home car park on Letitia Street, North Hobart.

Aimed at raising funds for a number of local, national and international Rotary projects, the market saw more than 20 vendors set up their stalls, offering a range of products from home-made crafts, jam preserves and food to books, antiques, vegetables and plants.

Rotary Club of North Hobart member and former president Derek Chambers said the launch was “extremely successful”, raising more than $1,000.

“A community market is a wonderful thing and we want to create a community-based space where people can come together and sell their goods for a worthy cause,” he said.

“With seating and music available, this market provides a place to meet with family and friends, as well as other members of the community.

“It is also an opportunity to make a difference both locally and internationally, so we will continue to donate the market’s proceeds to a number of Rotary projects.”

Mr Chambers said new stallholders were encouraged to attend so the market could continue to build momentum.

“From a one-time boot sale to a permanent weekly stall, we encourage anyone and everyone to come down and give the Sunday market a go,” he said.

“We really want to see it become a highly valued event and focal point in the North Hobart community for years to come.”

For further information or to book a stall or a space for a car boot sale, phone 0455 885 671.

To learn more about the Rotary Club of North Hobart, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rotaryclubofnorthhobart.

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