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November 17, 2017

Mooroopna Lions Club members Michael Ford, Gary Thomas and Peter Humphreys ahead of the weekend milestone for Farmers' and Craft Market.

Mooroopna Lions Club’s Farmers’ and Craft Market is celebrating its seventh birthday this weekend.

The group hosts a market on the third weekend of every month, but this Sunday a birthday cake will be cut celebrating the inaugural market.

‘‘It was Dennis Patterson’s idea... it’s a fundraising event which helps us put money back into the community,’’ Mooroopna Lions Club market convener Gary Thomas said.

‘‘At every market we have a local group that we run a raffle for and some of the money raised from the 60-odd stalls goes to a group.’’

Most recently, the club donated to the Make a Wish Foundation and GV Hospice Care.

‘‘It’s rare for a farmers’ market to run for this long... we attract a lot of people as we are forever changing and adapting it with different entertainment,’’ Mr Thomas said.

‘‘We’ve had fantastic support from the community and from our loyal stallholders who have stuck with us.’’

The Farmers’ and Craft Market will run from 8.30am to 1pm this Sunday at Ferrari Park, Mooroopna. Entry is free.

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