Currabubula Boutique Market pulls biggest crowd and fundraising total to date

VISITORS and locals alike turned out in droves for Currabubula’s boutique markets on Sunday.

The tiny town was transformed to a shopping metropolis with people hoping to snavel a bargain before Christmas.

The event showcased more than 60 businesses from across the state.

The Decemeber markets in Currabubula were established in 2015 as a fundraiser for the town’s pre-school which was in dire financial straits.

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Event organiser Veronica Filby said this year’s edition was easily the biggest yet with close to 1000 people streaming in.

She said $8000 which will be shared with the town’s pre-school and primary school, going towards more resources and extra experiences for Currabubula’s kids, such as school excursions.

“We are incredibly pleased by all the interest in our event and it is a credit to our hard working parent volunteers within our school and preschool community that our market has now doubled in size”, Mrs Filby said.

“We are really happy with the variety of stalls we have at our Christmas market.”

While the markets have had great success, Mrs Filby said there’s no plan to add more editions throughout the year.

“We’ve been asked that a few times, but we think it works really well two times a year, before Christmas and Mother’s day,” she said.

“It’s good not to be too regular and it keeps it as something special.”