Jumpers and Jazz grows each year
DAWN Booth has been spinning wool at the markets in Leslie Park for 16 years and reckons Jumpers and Jazz is growing each year.
A member of the Warwick Spinners and Weavers, she was still going strong at 2pm yesterday after starting spinning at 9am.
“I have spun nearly a whole bobbin and will possibly make a beanie out of that wool,” Mrs Booth said.
Yesterday’s Picnic in the Park had many similarities to the craft markets on the Saturday of each Warwick Rodeo and according to Mrs Booth, the event was growing each year as part of Jumpers and Jazz.
Warwick Spinners and Weavers member Kathryn Horsten said she knew of people from Cairns, New Zealand, England and South Australia who had attended Jumpers and Jazz.
“The tree jumpers were wonderful. Jumpers and Jazz is getting bigger each year,” Mrs Horsten said.
Wendy Beaver was one of the volunteers at the Warwick Potters Association stall and reported business better than expected.
“All the pots we sold are from locals, and sales were to locals and visitors to town,” she said.
The Cancer Council Queensland, Warwick branch, had a food stall at Picnic in the Park for the first time and ran out of food by 1pm.
Other local organisations to have stalls included Rotary Sunrise, which sold food, and Crime Stoppers which promoted its anti-crime message.