Fun and Frivolity at Fitzroy
Fun and Frivolity made the Twilight Markets Sparkle
Reaching out to the wider Rockhampton community, the campus of the North Rockhampton Uniting Church came alive to the throng of over a few hundred people visiting the Twilight Markets. Shoppers stocked up on gifts for Mother’s Day and were spoilt for choice with stalls of all shapes and sizes.
A sausage sizzle, run by the Tongan community and afternoon tea stall, operated during the markets as visitors browsed the wide array of items for sale. A car boot sale operated in tandem to cater for household’s annual winter clean out. Australia Day Rockhampton Community Service recipient, Rosslyn McKendry said, “The event was a unique undercover opportunity for a niche market, affording community members the chance to showcase their wares and talents”.
After the markets, participants were treated to a musical concert in the church, celebrating ‘motherhood’ and the integral role of mothers in our community. The high church ceiling provided a perfect backdrop for singers’ voices. The concert showcased the talents of community musical groups, soloists and a traditional Tongan dancer. The audience were treated to a range of beloved sing-alongs in a tribute to mothers the world over.
Entrance fees went to Rockhampton Chaplaincy as part of the church’s outreach into the community.