Market day a success

Penny Coote, 5, of Balclutha having her face painted by Elizabeth Dalton from Fun Faces, Dunedin, at the Kaka Point  Market Day.
Penny Coote, 5, of Balclutha having her face painted by Elizabeth Dalton from Fun Faces, Dunedin, at the Kaka Point Market Day.

Kaka Point struck it lucky in the midst of a wet and windy week to have their annual market day on a fine warm day, attracting crowds of people and new stalls.

Organiser Pauline Simpson said the people flowed in consistently through the day and stall-holders reported good sales. As well as market sellers, Bruce McLachlan's pony cart entertained children, as did Elizabeth Dalton's face art. Residents Paul and Jocelyn Blakely sang duets and there was busking for the Kaka Point Surf Club.

First-time stall-holder Mirjam Spronk of The Minx at Glenledi near Milton, whose stall sold painted ceramics, ‘crafty goaties', murals and decorated tea-towels, said she was pleased with the day, having had record sales, and hopes to be back next year. Ms Spronk originates from Holland.

Clutha Leader