Charity saves Calliope Indoor Market
The Calliope Indoor Market has been saved by the region's rotary club in a generous offer to help keep a community event going.
The indoor market was cancelled earlier this year when stallholders were asked to fork out hundreds for insurance, which the majority couldn't afford.
Calliope Rotary Club vice president Darren Marshall read the Calliope Indoor Market would be cancelled in this paper.
The rotary club has its own insurance and can cover stall holders at market days.
"I brought it up at our board meeting that it was being closed by insurance.
"We knew that Rotary as a bigger organisation has it's own insurance so we looked into how we could help.
"It's very easy to get insurance for market holders through Rotary.
"There was a lot of people in Calliope and Gladstone who went along to these markets so we were very happy to help keep them going," he said.
Market organiser Jessica Charles announced the re-launch of the markets on social media this week.
She said already she has had plenty of interest in the first market, held on May 22.
"It's really great how it's all turned out.
"I'm really hoping that people will support it and we'll have a busy market to start the year.
"Everyone is really happy to hear the markets are coming back."
The markets are unique in that many stallholders only go display and sell craft and food goods at the indoor market.
The Calliope Rotary Club formed just 18 months ago.
They meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6pm at the Calliope Golf Club.
The next indoor market is held at the Calliope RSL Hall from 9am - noon.
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