Dear Stall Holders,
Thank you so much for being a part of what has been a fantastic community market. For those of you that have been with us from the very beginning, helping us establish and grow, a very special thanks to you.
Since the Toowoomba Handmade Markets began as an initiative of St Luke’s Parish to bring together the gifted artisans, craftspeople and gourmet food makers and to provide them with a venue to exhibit and sell their creations, it has been a wonderful experience for all involved. Personally, I feel absolutely blessed to have met so many creative and talented people and I hope many of those connections continue into the future.
However, it is with great sadness that I must inform you that the Toowoomba Handmade Markets will unfortunately be closing effective immediately. That is, our June market has been cancelled and we feel it is time to make the decision to cease our market operations.
As many of you know, we began as a monthly market, but this year we have had to cut back as we have been unable to sustain this. Unfortunately, as a bi-monthly market we have struggled to maintain something viable. We feel it is unfair to you, our wonderful stall holders, to continue operating something that can no longer promise reward.
I know that many of you will be quite upset by this decision, as are we as the organisers. But we feel this is the right decision and the right time to make this decision as we head into winter and have found already that we do not have enough bookings to make the next market viable.
Please be aware that this is not the end of markets at St Luke’s Church all together. We will still be holding markets as part of special events, such as the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. We will keep all your names on our email list and let you know of each event as it comes on the horizon.
Again I want to personally thank each of you for attending and for being the wonderful, generous, creative people that you are! I also want to express my sincere thanks to the organisers who have worked tirelessly for each market.
The Toowoomba Handmade Market is closing...
Thank you so much to all stall holders and customers for being a part of what has been a fantastic market! We will miss you!