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The Channon market’s Metre and a Half Maid – 50 per cent more fun than the ones on the Gold Coast. Photo Tree Faerie.

Visitors to The Channon Market on Sunday got a surprise when the Metre and a Half Maid, a goddess in gold, was setting the social distancing wrongs, to right.

Molly (or is it Melvin) the Metre and a Half Maid said she came up with the idea in the middle of the night. ‘I’ve been clowning for 26 years,’ said the Maid, who wishes to remain anonymous in case those gals from the Gold Coast come looking for her. ‘I wanted to find a way to bring smiles to this new situation we’re in while creating awareness in a fun way.’

The Maid said many performers have been at a loss during the last few months. ‘I know performers Australia wide and beyond, and I thought this was a way to possibly get us some work.

‘The first character I was working on was based on some of my odd skills like yo-yo and I realised that could not be replicated.

‘So I thought a parody called the Metre and a Half Maid could be a goer.

The Maid enlisted the skills of some of her mates in the costume and prop area and the Metre and a Half Maid was born in The Channon.

‘We have Maids available Australia wide and you can get in contact with them through Facebook page or #metreandahalfmaids on insta.

‘In times like this we need the clown and it was evident by the smiles on the punters face that they got the joke. And when we walk by most people check their distance, we’re keeping events open 1.5 metres at a time and people understand that in a blink things can revert back to no markets etc and they want to do the right thing as who doesn’t like a stroll around a market, or whatever the event maybe.

‘I’ve had interest from sports industry and major retail outlets.’


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