Clean up day at Avoca Markets

Avoca Markets will take part in Clean Up Day Sunday March 28

Residents who attend the Avoca Beachside Markets on Sunday, March 28, can also help to keep their local area clean by joining the Sea Shepard Central Coast for a Clean Up Day activity.

The free family event will take place at 10am on the lake front at Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach.

Fixx Events organiser, Brad Cardis, said the clean up day will give the community and families a chance to come together and help protect the Coast’s marine life.

“It’s our duty, we feel, as we do a lot of events on the local lands, to protect what we have locally, and this is the message of Sea Sheppard,” Cardis said.

“They have been long term partners of ours.

“We have done some great market clean-ups over the past few years since 2016, but unfortunately due to COVID we haven’t been able to do one since April, 2019.

“We cannot wait to get out there and also with the local flooding, we’re sure that there’s more litter and debris that probably needs to be cleaned and waterways protected.

“It’s always a great day and we say education is power and seeing families bond together and the community taking pride in their local beach and waterways is something that we feel very grateful to host.”

This market will also be feature live music with Fairplay Entertainment and Star 104.5 FM bringing a local line up of musicians including Emerald Priestman.

This is the 12th year the markets have been running at Avoca Beach.

A range of new and returning stalls will be selling a wide supply of food, artisan crafts and gifts, just in time for Easter and Mother’s Day.

The markets start at 9am and go until 2pm,

Jacinta Counihan