Markets help plateau survive

THE Alstonville-Wollongbar Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Christmas markets in Main Street and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever.

There will be stalls with lots of Christmas gift ideas for the family, decorations for the home as well as local produce. All just in time for the festive season!

The Christmas markets are a great afternoon for the family, and this year will feature performances by local musicians, including guests from Hot House Music.

There will be plenty to keep the kids entertained all afternoon while parents browse the stalls. There will be clowns, face painting and of course Santa Claus who will make an appearance for the kids.

All the local businesses will be lighting up their business for the evening in the annual Christmas light-up competition.

The North Coast Institute of TAFE is proudly sponsoring the Christmas Markets this year and will be present on the day for anyone interested in enrolling in one of their many courses next year.

Peter Mehan, President of the Alstonville-Wollongbar Chamber of Commerce, is requesting that all businesses in Main Street, Alstonville, take advantage of the opportunity to open their business for the afternoon to encourage visitors to the markets to take a walk up Main Street and to experience what a wonderful, friendly place Alstonville is.

“The next couple of years will be challenging for the chamber and local businesses as our town becomes bypassed,” Peter said. “We want to start showcasing what we have to offer visitors and locals alike.”

“The Chamber of Commerce is committed to ensuring the townships here on the plateau thrive because the town has been bypassed."

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