Bargains and quality products for great causes

HIGH quality goods at bargain prices, this isn’t a garage sale, it’s the Annual Rotary Arts and Crafts Market Day.

The Biloela Rotary Club has co-ordinated this event for about 10 years and it attracts dozens of quality stalls from the around the region.

Helen Fitzgerald from the Biloela Rotary Club backs the quality and quantity of the goods on offer.

“The distinction is a garage sale is second-hand while everything here is brand new,” Mrs Fitzgerald said.

“It’s a high quality market from plants, clothes, soaps, candles to Christmas trees and artworks.

“It’s great for people to start their Christmas shopping as well.”

The Arts and Crafts Market Day is one of Biloela Rotary Club’s biggest fundraisers and a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the global charitable work the club undertakes.

“We have an ‘End Polio’ store and you can have your pinky painted for a gold coin donation,” Mrs Fitzgerald said.

“It signifies the ink they put on children overseas when they’ve done the polio vaccination so the nurses know the kids who’ve been vaccinated.

“We have a Umonja Orphanage stall and Days for Girls stall which produces feminie hygiene packs for women in third world countries who don’t have access to those products.

“This allows girls overseas to attend school and not lose one week a month.”

The day will also feature a number of raffles and is fully catered thanks to volunteers from St Joseph’s.

“It’s a day out to meet with friends and browse the stalls and it’s in time for early Christmas shoppers,” Mrs Fitzgerald said.

“Stalls inside and out so it’ll be jam packed.

“Something for everyone, even stalls for the foodies.”

Entry is $3 with children under 12 free.

ATM available on site.

All the funds raised from the entry fee go towards local, national and international Rotary products.

“Biloela Rotary Club is always giving back to our local community and further afield

so residents can feel safe in the knowledge that the money is going to great causes,” Mrs Fitzgerald said.”

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