Li­ons take pride in com­mu­nity mar­ket

Southern Telegraph - - NEWS - Pierra Wil­lix

A com­mu­nity-run Li­ons club mar­ket that aims to cre­ate a meet­ing point for Bal­divis res­i­dents is call­ing on the pub­lic for sup­port.

Run­ning for the past six years, the Bal­divis Li­ons Com­mu­nity Mar­ket is held each month at Bal­divis Re­serve on the cor­ner of Fifty Road and Bal­divis Road and in­cludes more than 50 stalls.

“Bal­divis has no cen­tral meet­ing place and no com­mu­nity gath­er­ing place, so we wanted to cre­ate a space like this for the com­mu­nity,” mem­ber Kay White said.

“The mar­kets have be­come our most sig­nif­i­cant project and fo­cal point.” Each month, two com­mu­nity groups are also given the op­por­tu­nity to raise money, by man­ning ei­ther the bar­be­cue or en­try points.

The mar­ket is held on the first Satur­day of ev­ery month, ex­clud­ing Novem­ber, with the next one sched­uled from 8am-noon on April 6.

En­try is $2.

Pic­ture: Pierra Wil­lix

Mem­bers of the Bal­divis Li­ons Club are en­cour­ag­ing the com­mu­nity to at­tend their monthly mar­ket.

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