PCYC assistant branch manager Constable Ken Avery is proud of the way the PCYC markets have developed into a bustling Sunday morning hub.
PCYC assistant branch manager Constable Ken Avery is proud of the way the PCYC markets have developed into a bustling Sunday morning hub. Luka Kauzlaric

PCYC markets expand after comeback

FROM a fundraiser one evening, to markets the next morning.

The Gladstone PCYC, based in Yarroom St, displayed its diversity on the weekend, with the rapidly growing markets taking place on Sunday.

It was a cruisy start to the day, with everything from cakes, buttons, flowers and aquariums for sale.

Shoppers browsed the 40 stalls at a leisurely pace.

Vendor Daniel Williams spent five hours loading his fish tanks into the car for the market.

"I catch all of the fish the night before, so there's a bit of a process," he said.

"I sell everything required for aquariums. I have over 20 tanks at home.

"It's a great hobby. The colour and movement in the tanks are relaxing to watch."

PCYC assistant branch Constable Ken Avery said the markets' growth in popularity had caught the organisation by surprise.

"These are our third markets and today we've expanded outside for the first time," she said.

"Our plans are to keep expanding, we still have heaps of room outside.

''These markets are also a great opportunity for the public to see what the PCYC does."