THE Lions night market was officially launched on Friday, November 10 at Barrack Reserve.
City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Margaret O’Rourke and Councillor Yvonne Wrigglesworth cut the ribbon to declare the Lions Club night markets officially open for the summer months.
As the trial period for the event proved successful, organisers decided it was time to make it official.
The 3523 dancers were on hand to provide entertainment and they showed their dancing prowess.
Cr O’Rourke said the event was proof of a committed group of community members.
“It’s terrific to get down to events such as these night markets; we try to make the trip as often as possible to support the tireless work of locals,” she said.
“There was an amazing show and the work that the local clubs put in is just astounding. It’s amazing to see the community come together like this.”
An hour after the ribbon-cutting, the 3523 dancers cut loose and captivated the crowd.
Lions Club president Lorraine Spiers said the dancers are an asset to the program.
“The 3523 dancers did such a wonderful job and it’s great to have them. They’ll also be at our Christmas carols in December,” Mrs Spiers said.
“The market really is about bringing the community together and while people are here they can get something to eat, drink and see the stalls.
“To have Cr O’Rourke and Cr Wrigglesworth attend is terrific; it really shows just how important these events are.”