For a number of years retailers in Barraba’s Queen Street have organised an evening of shopping and socialising in December called “Girls Night Out”.
This year organisers are giving it a change up with a Saturday morning of shopping and special touches planned. On Saturday 12 December retailers will offer specials and treats for customers. It’s a way to encourage shopping and keep some Christmas dollars in Barraba.
But the event is also held for the simplest of reasons: to have some fun together. Participating businesses include local boutiques Polkadot, and Babes in the Bush and Frocks ‘n’ Locks. Barraba Pharmacy also has a large range of gift and homewares and makeup. Merlene’s Fine Fibres and the Fuller Gallery (adjoining The Claypan) will be open with their ranges of artisan and artist made items. The Salvation Army Family Store will also be open with its array of bargains.
At Saunders Greengrocers you can still buy your fruit and vegetables the old-fashioned way and also pick up Hunter Belle cheeses, the Beerenberg range of sauces and local pickles, jams and lemon butter.
Ally from Denyers Garage and Lanie from Barraba Rural Traders (BRT) also hope to offer some of their items on Queen Street on the day. BRT stock home and gift ware alongside their hardware items.
The Polkadot Coffee Room with its range of morning teas and light lunches is also participating.
The local Historical Society will also have their popular market operating in the grounds of the local Museum, on Queen Street near the Alice street corner. Proceedings start at 9am and run until roughly midday, although retailers have indicated they will remain open if things are busy. Many businesses will be offering special deals just for the morning.
Photo: Some of the Girls Day Out team on Queen Street. Toni Wauch, Judy Sautchuk, Cath Mallise, Annette Brittain, Sandra Allan, Dale Hamilton and Ally Denyer.
Above: Barraba Historical Markets often feature local musos