Fresh take on old market

By Jessica Micallef

The Macedon CFA flea market is on again and is continuing to embrace a fresh new look.

The market, now in its 52nd year, is one of the brigade’s major fundraisers.

Since the market’s establishment in 1968, the market has helped to raise more than $340,000 through auctions of second-hand donated goods. The money has gone towards purchasing five community-owned tankers, nine forward control vehicles, breathing apparatus, radio equipment, hoses, building a storage shed and extending current and previous fire stations, including kitchen renovations.

Last year’s market included a new twist on an old favourite – the second-hand auction was transformed into a goods and services auction.

Anything from lawn mowing services or car detailing will be up for grabs again at this year’s market.

There will also be food, coffee, hot jam donuts, cake and book stalls and the chance for market-goers to have a chat with firefighters about their fire plan.

Children will be catered for with rides, face-painting, mini fire truck races and a special visit from Wild Action Zoo’s Chris Humfrey.

The market is on Saturday, February 29 from 9am at the Macedon CFA, corner of Smith and Victoria streets