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I didn’t want the heading of this article to be too long so I missed out the word “Spring” from before it but I was actually referring to the theme for the September Bribie Vibe Markets which organisers have told me is “Spring Fever.” ‘As well as all the other normal attractions for marketgoers which include stalls selling handcrafted items and fresh produce, displays by the Gem and Fossicking Club and the Woodcrafters, there will be a very special Spring raffle,’ said market coordinator Kelly Vass.

Featured Image(above): Great prizes to be won in the Spring raffle

‘There are seven prizes up for grabs and they all have been donated by our very own stallholders,’ she added. Kelly explained that the prizes for the Spring raffle are an original artwork by Dianne Sherras, a $50 gift voucher for Concrete Products, jewellery by Joyce Davies and craft from Crafty Di as well as a terrarium by Walkabout Creations, a macramé pot plant holder by Jackie Brice and a tablecloth by Michelle Louise. ‘To go into the draw, marketgoers only have to spend $15 at a market stall,’ Kelly told me.

‘The raffle will be drawn on the day and this will be a great opportunity to pick up a handmade original gift for Christmas,’ she said. The Bribie Vibe Market is held on the last Sunday of each month at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre on Sunderland Drive in Banksia Beach. The event offers a large number of stalls, children’s activities, food and music as well as a chance to view the art on display in the Mathew Flinders Gallery and, since its inception, it has been regarded by both locals and visitors as a great place to spend a Sunday morning.

Entertainment for the September Vibe Markets will be by The Celtic Fiddlers and the Country Music Club. Anyone who would like to find out more about the Bribie Vibe Markets is welcome to call either the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre on 3408 9288 or Kelly Vass on 0417 741 979.

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