Markets hand out Christmas bonus to community lunch
FOR many Christmas is a charitable time of year.
This year, the Rose City Country Market organisers have shown their generosity, donating to the Warwick Community Christmas Lunch.
Organiser Pat Johnstone said a percentage of the site fees from the 32 stallholders on Sunday was donated along with proceeds from the $50 stallholders draw.
"When I saw the community Christmas lunch I thought 'what a great idea'," she said.
"I want to help out somehow."
Warwick Community Christmas Lunch organisers had a stall of their own on the day, and weren't charged a fee.
Mrs Johnstone said any charities that had a stall at the markets wouldn't be charged a site fee.
"The Warwick Animal Welfare also used to pay a site fee but we've waived it for them," she said.
It's been a big year for the Rose City Country Markets, with stallholder attendance dropping from 40 to a dozen mid-year.
"We've had a real resurgence in the past few months - it's a reward for sticking in there," Mrs Johnstone said.
The next Rose City Country Markets will be held on Sunday, January 10.