AICM student Kirt Schultz, market organiser Kerry Aitken and stallholders Julie Bennet and Tina Van are gearing up for a market day fundraiser under the AICM roof at Channon St, Saturday.
AICM student Kirt Schultz, market organiser Kerry Aitken and stallholders Julie Bennet and Tina Van are gearing up for a market day fundraiser under the AICM roof at Channon St, Saturday. Lee Gailer

Market will showcase local talent

PARENTS of young musicians studying at the Australian Institute of Country Music have organised a special market day for this Saturday to showcase local produce and talent.

The idea was to get the word out that AICM is not just about supporting music, but the creative industries as a whole.

"That's what this market is about," organiser Kerry Aitken said.

"It's about supporting local people and giving them a platform to show off their creativity with products either made, baked, sewn or grown."

This first-time event has been organised by Kerry, Robyn Hamilton and Helen Shadbolt on behalf of AICM to raise funds for their students, some of whom will perform on the day.

The market will be held under the AICM roof and with a theme of I Made It, will feature all local stall holders, face painting for the kids, a canteen selling hot and cold drinks and home baking.

All money raised on the day will go towards AICM students' trip to the 2013 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

A sausage sizzle will feed the family and all profits will go towards funding the trip, so make a day of it - grab the kids and head up to the AICM building at Channon St between 9am and 2pm, Saturday.

Several unique stalls will offer children's toys and clothing, soaps, jewellery, handbags, screen printing, art, and much, much more. And since it is being held indoors, browsers won't have to worry about chilly winds or rain dampening their day.

"Why not consider the markets as a great way to stock up on gifts for friends and family," Mrs Aitken added. For more details, phone 5482 8418 or AICM on 5481 2355.

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