Community to Light the Night

LIGHT: The community are invited to Light the Night as part of the Whyalla City Council's Summer Markets.

LIGHT: The community are invited to Light the Night as part of the Whyalla City Council's Summer Markets.

Summer is fast approaching, bringing with it the second series of Whyalla City Council’s Summer Markets.

The first market event for the season will be held on Saturday, October 22 as a precursor to summer.

This event will be made even more special, as the council teams up with the Leukaemia Foundation to bring Light the Night to Whyalla.

Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual fundraising walk to help more Australians beat blood cancer by improving survival rates and quality of life.

The event will provide an opportunity for residents to enjoy the Whyalla Foreshore while perusing the many exciting stalls on offer .

The public will also be treated to music from Diversity Entertainment DJ Andrew Leske, and invited to light a lantern in support of the Leukaemia Foundation’s fight against blood cancer.

Mayor Lyn Breuer said the second series of Summer Markets was set to be even better than the first.

“The Summer Markets are a great initiative of the council, and I am even more excited by the fact that the council is teaming up with the Leukaemia Foundation to bring Light the Night to Whyalla,” she said.

“Light the Night is a renowned fundraising event and receives great attendance in other areas throughout the state, so to be able to host it here in Whyalla is very exciting.”

A large variety of market stalls will be on offer on the evening, including Dezigner Dots, Vibrant Ray, Noble Friday, and Odds and Endz.

Potted plants and ornaments, children’s toys, children’s clothes, candles, jewellery, plus much more, as well as an exciting array of food and drink stalls will all be available.

“The Summer Markets provide a fantastic opportunity for local craftspeople and businesses to showcase their products, and I really hope the community gets behind them and heads down to have a look,” Ms Breuer said.

“This event is particularly special as it allows the community to get behind a wonderful cause by supporting the Leaukemia Foundation’s fight against blood cancer, and it will be quite a spectacle to see the lanterns alight during the lantern walk.”

The council is encouraging members of the public interested in taking part in the Light the Night walk to lodge their registration prior to the event.

Registrations can be lodged at www.lightthenight.org.au/event/whyalla

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