The Eveleigh Farmers’ Market was alive with festive cheer and celebration on Saturday, 15 December 2012 with Darlinghurst Primary School winning the top prize for their vibrant and creative entry in the Market’s annual Christmas Banner Competition.
The School was ecstatic with their win after spending hours meticulously dot painting two beautiful gold, orange and red Christmas trees onto a black canvas – creating a uniquely Australian Christmas banner.
Australian Technology Park Sydney Limited’s (ATPSL) Managing Director, Roy Wakelin-King, presented Darlinghurst with a $1000 award and announced Darlington Primary School as the winner of the People’s Choice Award, who was also awarded $1000. Last year’s winners, Life for Koori Kids were declared runner’s up and were awarded $500.
Mr Wakelin-King congratulated the winners on their original and creative works and praised the local schools and youth groups from inner south and inner western Sydney for their contribution to creating a fantastic festive atmosphere at Eveleigh Market.
The morning included a special treat from the Darlington and North Newtown Primary School Band, who entertained the crowd playing Christmas carols and popular songs after the main event.
The Competition was judged by Mr Wakelin-King, South Sydney Rabbitohs players Dylan Farrell and Nathan Merritt, Aunty Beryl from Yaama Dhiyaan; and Mary Lynne Pidcock, President of the South Sydney Business Chamber.
“The kids showed so much enthusiasm and did a fantastic job,” said Eveleigh Market, Manager, Kathy Tilbury. “The market was buzzing in the lead up to Christmas with the banners really adding to the community atmosphere and we would like to thank the community for showing their support by voting for the People’s Choice Award.”
Over 3500 market goers visited Eveleigh Farmers’ Market on Saturday to stock up on the array of Christmas treats available - from succulent turkey, smoked ham and relishes to Christmas cakes, handmade chocolate and wine. Christmas festivities will continue with the Eveleigh Farmers’ Christmas Market held on Saturday, 22 December 2012 from 8am-1pm, with a visit from Santa and all the very best in local and seasonal produce at over 75 stalls.
Eveleigh Market is located at 243 Wilson Street, Darlington and is proudly supported by Australian Technology Park.