Gallery: Monto Country Craft Markets
HAVING stepped in to the role in March of last year, Margaret Nagy has ensured the Monto Country Craft Markets continue to thrive.
When Anita Dent retired as organiser after almost a decade at the helm, the future of the markets was in doubt.
The Monto Makets, held the first Saturday of the month at the Lister Art Walk, remain a fantastic day out for the family and a good way to support local initiatives.
The prospect of them stopping for good was too much for Ms Nagy, who, with the help of some hard-working volunteers, has kept them alive to this day.
"I like to do volunteer work for the town, I want this community to exist not to fold,” Ms Nagy said.
"They would have stopped otherwise, so if I can help out then why not?”
The markets showcase a variety of affordable local crafts, including soaps, homewares, jams, baked goods and plants.
"It gives me something to do, it helps support the community and raises money for non-profits like the Cadets,” Ms Nagy said.
The markets will be on again over the Easter weekend later this month, for more information or to enquire about setting up a stall contact Margaret on 0408 499 342.