Markets Unite Maclean

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Byline: COMMENT emma pritchard emma.pritchard@dailyexaminer.com.au

IT ONLY took me a split second to spot the exuberance and the excitement on the faces of the business owners and locals in Maclean last Wednesday a and that was before I spoke to them about the Maclean Macmarkets.

Never before had I met with such a dedicated, focused and ambitious group of people who united in a brilliant display of community spirit to stand up for their town, their businesses and most notably each other.

When I jumped into the car and drove to Maclean last week, I was prepared to interview a number of locals who had come together in an extraordinary effort to help put their beloved community back on the map.

But Iall be honest; I was not prepared for the overwhelming feeling which swept through me as I exchanged pleasantries with River St business owners and asked them how they were preparing for the upcoming event and what they hoped it would bring to their trades. …