Jacqui Smith of Jac's Blue House at the first PCYC markets, held at the Gladstone PCYC in July.
Jacqui Smith of Jac's Blue House at the first PCYC markets, held at the Gladstone PCYC in July. Luka Kauzlaric

Return of PCYC markets a popular event in 2014

THE return of the Gladstone PCYC has been voted as one of the best events of 2014.

The Observer asked its Facebook likers to nominate the best events from last year, and the markets got the most mentions.

The Hilltop Hoods concert, the Calliope Rodeo and the multicultural festival also were popular.

At Agnes Water, the blues and roots festival and the Captain Cook Festival got the thumbs up.

The Gladstone PCYC markets returned in July.

At the time, Gladstone PCYC assistant branch manager Constable Ken Avery said the markets were a great way to support local businesses.

"A lot of our stall holders are very small businesses, so it gives them a platform and an audience to continue their businesses and it's great for the local area to give them that opportunity," she said.

Money from the stall holder fees go back into the PCYC.

One Facebook commenter said the stall holders were amazingly creative and talented, while another said the markets had a great atmosphere and friendly people.



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