Clarence Valley Independent

Maclean MacMarket Day

‘Pikachu’ and ‘Elmo’ were happy to be at the Maclean MacMarkets. Image: Lynne Mowbray.

Lynne Mowbray|

River Street in Maclean was closed to traffic on Saturday for the town’s annual MacMarket Day.

Over 70 stalls lined the main street of the CBD with local businesses offering heaps of bargains and discounts. 

Organisers of the event, Maclean Lions Club publicity officer Denise Worrill said that over $1000 was raised from the club’s raffle, which was drawn at the Maclean Bowling Club, following the event.

“The winner of our raffle was one of Maclean MacMarket’s long time stall owners,” Mrs Worrill said.

“The 2nd prize went to a tourist who is holidaying in Yamba, 3rd prize went to Skyes Cafe in Maclean and 4th prize went to a Maclean resident.

“The ‘Spot the Lion’ competition was won by young Shaylene Stewart.

“Shaylene said that she was going to share her $50 prize with her family (and give them all $10 each).

“The weather on the day was perfect, although it was a bit hot around lunchtime and we’d like to say a big thank you to the Pacific Valley Christian School for lending us their gazebos, which assisted with some shade for those attending the markets.

“Finally, we’d like to pay tribute to the pipers from the Maclean pipe band, which despite going through a difficult time this week, turned up to fulfil their commitment to the event,” she said.

Maclean resident Tom Pendergast purchases some of the ‘tomato lady from Lawrence – Ann Gleeson’s fresh produce. Image: Lynne Mowbray
The Maclean Hospital Auxiliary. Image: Lynne Mowbray
The Maclean SES are calling out for new members. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
L-R Sharon Warren, Rosemary Rackham, Sharon Barrington and Moya Herring. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
The Maclean Rotary Club. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
Representatives of The Maclean and Districts Pipe Band members Alistair Smith and Ross McLachlan along with Scottish Association Chief Peter Smith (centre) were in attendance despite the sad loss of one of the bands members, a few days prior to MacMarket Day. Image: Lynne Mowbray
The Lower Clarence Arts and Craft Association had a display at the MacMarket Day. Image: Lynne Mowbray
The Maclean Lions Club members. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
‘Princes Peach’ from ACE Variety, was dressed up for MacMarket Day. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
This year’s Maclean MacMarket Day. Image: Lynne Mowbray.

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