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Showing some bottle .. Helping get the mystery bottle stall ready for tomorrow's night market are St Joseph's School Timaru room 3 pupils (clockwise from bottom left) Mackenzie Bell (6), Lucas Townsend (7), Jack Rosewall (7), Claudia Mattingley (7), Isla de Joux (6), Norah Feely (6), Molly Carrol (7), Nellie Carlaw (7) and Carson Richards (7). PHOTO: SUPPLIED

St Joseph’s School Timaru is bringing back Friday night shopping.

The school is holding a crafts and food night market in the school’s Kelvin St grounds from 4.30pm to 7.30pm today (Friday).

The market will feature more than 30 stalls, with gift ideas for all the family. There will also be food stalls and coffee to keep up the shopping stamina, and entertainment for those who need a break.

Principal Carmel Brosnahan-Pye said the fundraising event would be a win-win for the local community and the school.

“People will be able to find unique and locally made gifts and also support the school, while enjoying a lovely Friday evening.

“For those that miss late-night shopping on a Friday, we’re bringing it back for one night – and adding in some fun entertainment and food in an al fresco setting.”

Stalls will include fresh peonies, garden art, skincare products, dream-catchers, garden plants, hand-made jewellery, candles and clothing for all ages, including baby clothing. Food will include Canterbury Clanger pastries, candy floss, locally made biltong, a sausage sizzle, bacon sandwiches, Mr Whippy, Mini Donuts and more.

The school community will also be organising all the usual market favourites, including a cupcake stall, home baking, raffles and mystery bottles. A main highlight will be a white elephant stall.

Funds raised at the event, organised by the St Joseph’s School Community Group, will go towards classroom equipment, books and resources for next year.