WINNER: WDRC Mayor Paul McVeigh (left), costume winner Claire Harth, and Anglican Church Reverend Tom Bower at Saturday's Monster Market Day.
WINNER: WDRC Mayor Paul McVeigh (left), costume winner Claire Harth, and Anglican Church Reverend Tom Bower at Saturday's Monster Market Day. Sophie Volker

Heroes and monsters of all sorts

THERE were heroes and monsters of all shapes and sizes at the Dalby Anglican Church on Saturday morning, when they hosted their second Monster Market Day.

It was a kid's dream, with a jumping castle, face-painting, cakes and sweets to eat, and games and activities to play.

For adults, there were stalls of all sorts - selling handmade crafts, books, plants, and plenty more.

The market day aimed to raise money for the Young Family Ministry, who work to support, encourage, and engage young families involved in the church community.

One of the organisers for the day, Ms Pat Little, said any extra money raised would also go toward the church itself.

"Annabel Harth is our Young Family Ministry representative, and any money we raise today will go towards the families,” Ms Little said.

"If there's some left over that Annabel can't use, we will put that towards brightening the church up a bit more,” she said.

Ms Little hopes to make this event an annual tradition at the Anglican Church, saying the support has been incredible.

"We think we will host this for another year because it's been really great this year and last,” she said.

"I think these fun activities are great because the kids come in, then the parents get to have a cup of tea and a sausage sizzle too.”

WDRC Paul McVeigh supported the event and even helped judge the dress-up competition, which can't have been an easy job.

"We're really proud of our community for stepping up and supporting this event today,” Mr McVeigh said.

"This is a great event and I know we've got a lot of superheroes in our community, but these are the real heroes today,” he said.

After a tough competition, Claire Harth was announced the winner of the dress-up contest, having dressed up as four heroes in one.

"My costume has bits of Wonder Woman, Captain America, The Hulk and Batman all rolled into one, a bit like Frankenstein (...) I'm a Frankenhero today,” Claire said.

But it wasn't just the kids dressing up - Anglican Church members Fiona Ellem and Ann Muller both dressed up as 'Granny' and a Jedi knight, respectively.

"You'd think I look a fright, but I thought I'd better dress up for the competition,” Ms Muller said.

"The kids can't have all the fun!”

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