Market day turns into a festival of food and fun at Kooralbyn

KOORALBYN RSL Markets drew a record crown on Sunday, attracting people from across the region as well as visitors from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Entertainment was laid on with music by David Barnes and Murray Scoble as well as a joyful presentation by the Kooralbyn Valley line dancing showed that COVID-19 social distancing rules need not suck all the fun out of a rural community event.

The Kooralbyn Men's Shed had a stall displaying hand made possum boxes and offering memorial plaques in preparation for a tree planting event to take place next weekend. The plaques allow residents to memorialise one of the 100 eucalypt, paper bark or wattle trees to be planted at the Kooralbyn lagoon.

Carol Tadros from Cooky Cane at Beaudesert Fair was serving cold refreshments while Teaspoons and Aprons cafe's Karlie Cassidy and Tanika Cash were ready with everyone's caffeine fix.

Kooralbyn Valley RSL Sub Branch volunteers manned the ever favourite sausage sizzle while shoppers browsed stalls featuring Bullett Freeman's leather carvings, fresh organic farm vegetables from Cathy's Fresh Greens at Roadvale, living herbs from Kooralbyn's Jasmine Urban Farm and Flutterby Gourmet Creations' home made pickles and relishes.

Conservation scientist Ronda Green was on hand to chat with visitors about the Scenic Rim Wildlife Corridor project on behalf of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland.

Also in attendance were Scenic Rim MP Jon Krause and division 4 councillor Michael Enright.