In the pink … Narelle Towells, from Tara; Grant Newson, from Brooklands; and Marianne Irvine, from Pratten

December 8, 2013

The Nanango Markets in December are always the biggest of the year … and Saturday’s effort was no exception as shoppers flocked to grab Christmas bargains.

Live music by Dan Costa entertained a crowd who had taken a break from browsing to relax out of the sun in the canteen area.

Santa even paid a visit, courtesy of the Sandy Ridges Rural Fire Brigade.

Stalls ranged across everything from pets, fruit and veges and clothing to secondhand items galore and even funeral services.

And there were also some pink people …

Local spokesman for The Greens, Grant Newson, had a pink-themed stall protesting against the State Government’s “Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act” (VLAD).

The pink refers to the government’s promise to make bikies arrested under the new Act wear pink jumpsuits in jail.

The protesters were collecting signatures on a petition to be presented to Parliament.

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All the way from Malaysia to the Nanango markets … Jhanarth Ragu, Anitha Thiagarajah, Kalpana Ragu, Vasantha Barrett, Mike Barrett and Ponusamy Ragu … Mr Ponusamy Ragu, who is the general manager of research and development at the Malaysian Government’s Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority in Kuala Lumpur, is holidaying with his brother-in-law Mike in Blackbutt but also has a special interest in Australian dairy practices and sustainable agriculture   

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