Karen Messmer. CBD Christmas Fair in the East St Mall. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Karen Messmer. CBD Christmas Fair in the East St Mall. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK301113scfair2

Storm fails to dampen Christmas spirit

MICHELLE Hayward is already looking for ways to enhance next year's CBD Christmas Fair even though the inaugural event "went really well" at the weekend.

"Feedback was very positive," the event organiser said yesterday.

"We'll go back now and talk about the things that worked and the things that didn't and make sure it is better next year."

East St was buzzing with live entertainment, market stalls, dance displays and fashion parades.

More than 20 stallholders sold goods, ranging from kids' clothing to arts and crafts, and East St businesses extended their normal trading hours.

"It was good to see young families out there having a good time," Mrs Hayward said.

"This was the first; hopefully there will be plenty more."

Cr Strelow said the fair would become a fixture on the city's annual events calendar.

"This is the right thing at the right time. Rocky came out and they were really ready to celebrate," she said.

"Next year, I want the whole Rockhampton community rocking around the Christmas tree."



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