Mullumbimby markets to celebrate birthday

POST IT: Mullumbimby Community Market managers Sarah Newsome and Kim Pederson.
POST IT: Mullumbimby Community Market managers Sarah Newsome and Kim Pederson. Veda Dante

ORGANISERS have declared that the 25th anniversary of the Mullumbimby Community Market will be commemorated in colourful - and competitive - style.

To be held next to the Brunswick Valley Historical Society Museum from 8am and 2pm on Saturday, the event will include a number of special attractions in addition to the traditional market fare.

Visitors can expect to see performances by Spaghetti Circus and Mullumbimby's Biggest Little Town Choir, two new museum exhibitions, and a workshop presented by Mullumbimby Community Gardens.

"There will also be a grooviest headband competition and a giant cake cut by past and present managers," spokeswoman Susan Tsicalas said.

What started as Maurie Summers' car boot sale - namesake of the park the market is located on - has grown into the museum's main source of income.

"Built in 1907, the museum is an old building that requires maintenance," Mrs Tsicalas said. "Managing the collection needs upkeep, proper storage and care; while hosting exhibitions and publishing books is also expensive.

"This annual market provides us with the income to aim for achieving state-of-the-art museum practice."

Mrs Tsicalas said local community support had been integral to the market's success.



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