Popular Violet Town Market back following last week's bushfire.February 5, 2013 4:44am
Helen Keighery, Leading Senior Constable Pat Storer and Harry Daley hope the community gets behind Violet Town's market.
The Violet Town community has made an impassioned plea to Goulburn Valley residents.
It’s calling on locals to ‘‘support their mates’’ by visiting the small town that was last week threatened by bushfire.
This Saturday the town’s popular Violet Town Market will operate at the recreation reserve — ironically the place that for the past week has acted as the main staging area for fire crews and as a designated Neighbourhood Safer Place for residents.
Shire of Strathbogie Mayor Deb Swan said the best thing people could do to help the close knit Violet Town residents was to attend the market.
‘‘Violet Town is a beautiful place filled with a strong sense of community; the market has been the focus for the town and is always worth a visit,’’ Cr Swan said.
The market is one of Victoria’s largest community markets with more than 200 stall holders, attracting between 2000 and 5000 visitors each month.
‘‘At times like these when communities are tested, we should bring out our Aussie spirit and support our mates,’’ she said. ‘‘Come to the market, enjoy the offerings and stand together with this resilient and happy community.’’
Honeysuckle Creek Cr Pat Storer said Violet Town, ‘‘the Town of Flowers’’, was safe and easily accessible for visitors.
‘‘Violet Town is a strong and vibrant community, renowned for its can-do approach and volunteer ethic,’’ Cr Storer said.
‘‘The best way to support this great little town and its community is to visit and experience it first-hand.’’
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