Youth night market pleases organisers

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A range of young people attended a Youth Night Market on Saturday.

Gore District Youth Council chairman Josh Highsted said the market took place as part of nationwide Youth Week celebrations.

Mr Highsted said the market had lots of activities for a wide range of age groups.

“We have had crafts, food and a band,” Mr Highsted said.

“On the council we have quite a wide range of age groups so we know what . . . appeals to each age group,” he said.

Sweet treat . . . Alexander Ringland-Stewart, of Traditional Candy Floss, shows the candy man can.

Mr Highsted said the council was stoked with the turnout for the first event.

“We sort of didn’t know how it would turn out, but we are amazed with how many people have come along.”

The idea came to fruition after a few brainstorming sessions on what they could do for Youth Week.

There had been much work put in, from finding stallholders and a venue to setting up for the 4pm-7pm night.

New look . . . Hannah Price focuses on doing the nails of Milly Corcoran (9).

The council ended up hosting the event at the Old Horse Bazaar in Mersey St, Gore.

Mr Highsted hoped the event would provide a building block for those running it in years to come.

“We had to start somewhere and hopefully it can be built upon.”

The youth council had also organised several other Youth Week events, including a “Can for a cause” movie night.

It would also run a pink shirt day, part of a nationwide anti-bullying campaign.

Youth Week ends on Sunday.