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Dorrigo Local News Items

Dorrigo, you’ve done it again!

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Magnificent Autumnal weather and a great blend of stallholders and businesses resulted in another fantastic Market in Dorrigo on Saturday. This was the second market to be conducted in Hickory Street by the Showground Trust for the Community of Dorrigo.

Locals and visitors used the opportunity to partake in true country hospitality to shop for weekly necessities, from the blend of stallholders and businesses, and ‘wants’ as well as little ‘luxuries’. Stallholders that targeted Mother’s Day were particularly happy with excellent sales of flowers, plants, books and nic nacs being reported. Many shops also reported a ‘brisk trade’ which continued through to the early afternoon, big smiles on some faces said it all after what had been seen as a somewhat ‘lack lustre’ days in the previous couple of trading weeks, following the end of the Easter break and the school holidays.
Market co-ordinator and Showground Trust secretary David Scott said “it is all about building co-operation and collaboration between businesses and stallholders to everyone’s benefit – a rising tide lifts all boats! Activity in the street is paramount, it is essential that we show Dorrigo to be a vibrant interesting village that is willing to ‘have a go’ and having the stallholders ‘filling’ the street with colour and activity attracts and entices visitors, locals and the passing traffic to stop and ‘check us out’”. “Showing the locals that they don’t have to travel elsewhere for ‘stuff’ and that they can ‘shop local’ to support their local businesses, community organisations and community is paramount” one stallholder said. “It’s working” said another. Thanks are also due to the local press, local free-to-air TV and radio and to the administrators of social media platforms, various websites and in particular for their continuing support of our community.

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