CWA Busselton to host special market day

A Market Garden Day hosted by the Busselton Country Women's Association branch this month will highlight the variety of work its members do to benefit communities, locally and throughout Australia.

The Market Garden Day will be held on Saturday, March 23 at the CWA hall and grounds.

The day will feature South West produce, craft, clothing, book stalls and Devonshire teas, and will raise much-needed funds for Alzheimer’s WA.

The association are also inviting people to bring along their favourite family heirlooms to be appraised by an official in an ‘Antiques Roadshow’-style service.

Busselton CWA branch president Dianne Stewart said not only would people find out the worth of the objects, but also discover more about the pieces.

“We anticipate there will be lots of fun and laughter as people discover the possible history of their items," she said.

"So bring along your jewellery, crockery, favourite vases, anything that you value highly to see if it has more than sentimental value."

The appraisals will be limited to five items per person, and there will be a $2 fee per item.

Mrs Stewart said the whole community was welcome to attend the event, enjoy a sausage sizzle, browse the stalls and chat with CWA members about their involvement in the group, which had been in Busselton for 88 years.

"Busselton CWA is proud of the changes it has brought to better the lives of people, including destination numbers now shown on the rear of buses as well as the front, the living away from home allowance for country children, and a change that was made possible from our local Busselton branch a couple of years ago, that now requires all foodstuffs to be labelled with their country of origin, irrespective of whether it is packaged in Australia."

The Market Garden Day will run from 9am to 1pm.