Good turnout for parish fair

Supporters of the Anglican parish market day selling beautiful flowers are (from left) Glenys...
Supporters of the Anglican parish market day selling beautiful flowers are (from left) Glenys Shallard, Penny Wallace, Helen Paterson, Margaret Robins and Marg Bulman. Photos by Olivia Caldwell.
Bargains were to be found at the market day on Saturday. Hundreds of Queenstown residents turned...
Bargains were to be found at the market day on Saturday. Hundreds of Queenstown residents turned out for the parish market day.
Jams and marmalades on sale from the stall run by Jocelyn Davenport and Pauline Gibson.
Jams and marmalades on sale from the stall run by Jocelyn Davenport and Pauline Gibson.
In the children's corner selling teddy bears  are  Mackenzie Shewan (10), Gracyn Liscom (12) and...
In the children's corner selling teddy bears are Mackenzie Shewan (10), Gracyn Liscom (12) and Kendall Liscom (11).

The Wakatipu Anglican Parish Market Day was held on Saturday morning to raise money for family support in the area.

Hundreds turned out for the bargains, the flowers, the food and the entertainment. The money raised was all going to a worthy cause.

Queenstown's fast-growing population has meant a new family support worker is needed and so the church aims to raise an extra $15,000 for the needed part-time role.

Once hired, the support worker would help build a network between families and the Anglican Church, based on Church St in the centre of town.

Statistics New Zealand released population projections in October which predicted an additional 17,400 residents in the Queenstown Lakes district by 2031, and the population increasing at a rate of 2.2% a year until 2031.

This has meant the parish has to boost its support systems to meet the growing population.

 

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