Thursday, October 12, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Community Spirit Alive And Well In Proserpine

It was another wonderful weekend in Proserpine, with the Proserpine Community Markets being another big hit.

“It was brilliant,” Market Coordinator Tarnia Patton said.

“The Wildlife Encounter was a big draw card for kids, and it was great to see families out and about in the community.

“The community markets always have such a good atmosphere around them.

“No matter what, we all come together and help each other. The community spirit is great.”

The community fundraiser of this spring market was for local Dannielle Hanns, who is undertaking the mammoth job of running 60 kilometres throughout October with Red Socks Run and raising support for Kidney Health.

On average, people suffering with kidney disease spend 60 hours a month on dialysis, a lifesaving procedure that cleans their blood.

Danielle Hanns is undertaking this challenge to raise awareness of the disease, having lost her sister to kidney disease.

As of the date of printing, Danielle has raised $1,582, $451 of which was gathered from the Proserpine Community Market.

“It was fantastic to raise that figure for Dannielle and her great work,” Tarnia explained.

The last Proserpine Community Market for 2023 will be the massive Christmas extravaganza, on Sunday December 10, with Tarnia already at capacity for stallholders.

“There is always such a good variety, with new stalls and regulars coming out with new products and selections to peruse,” said Tarnia.

“I suggest that you get in early, beat the heat and before all the good things are gone.”

Wildlife Encounters adding to the fun and excitement of the Proserpine Community Markets. Photo credit: Tarnia Patton

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