Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Karon Calls It a Day; Agnes Water Market Regular Says Farewell

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Karon Calls It a Day; Agnes Water Market Regular Says Farewell

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Byline: Julia Bartrim julia.bartrim@gladstoneobserver.com.au

KARON Carr has got a passion for Agnes Water; the people and the place.

She's sold fresh produce at the Discovery Coast Rotary Markets in Agnes for the past four years but yesterday was her final market day.

She and her husband, Ralph Reali, have decided to retire and relocate to the Gold Coast.

"It's upsetting, I've been doing this for four years and I feel like the community has embraced me as one of their own," Ms Carr said.

What started out as a hobby turned into a passion as she got to know the Agnes Water community.

"I never classed it as work, it was a social outing," she said.

"It's the people, the community spirit I love the most. Any dramas and people just get in and help.

"Customers will come in early and if I haven't been set up they've helped me do it."

Ms Carr and her husband sourced fresh fruit and vegetables from the local region and topped up with weekly trips to the Brisbane Rocklea markets. …

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