After an almost 18-month hiatus, the Seymour Community Market will recommence this weekend.
The market will run monthly on the third Saturday of each month — except February when the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo is on — in Goulburn Park.
The recently formed not-for-profit group Seymour Community Market Inc has taken over the running of the event, which will aim to support community organisations. Each month two local community groups will have the opportunity to raise funds by participating in the running of the market.
For Saturday’s market, the Seymour Historical Society will run the front gate, where attendees will be asked to give a gold coin donation towards the group.
The other community group this month is the Friends of Pyalong Primary School, who will be running the community barbecue featuring egg-and-bacon sandwiches, sausages in bread and cold drinks.
Two new community groups will benefit from the market each month, and they will be announced on the market’s Facebook page in the lead-up to the event.
Organisers say the new-and-improved Seymour Community Market will offer a wide range of goods and services to the community and visitors to support the local community.
‘‘That might seem like a bit of a mouthful but we so often see all these world events and forget about our neighbours and those in our community who might also need some help,’’ a market spokesperson said.
‘‘By supporting local organisations, then these local organisations can support a wider group of people within our community.
‘‘Those of us involved in community organisations know how hard it is (and getting harder) to raise funds as it seems like there is always someone or some group asking for donations.
‘‘If you come along to a community market you are not only helping out local community organisations, it’s also a great way just to take some time out, have a walk, catch up with old friends, make some new ones, enjoy the view and maybe pick up a bargain or two along the way.’’
●The Seymour Community Market will be held this Saturday at Goulburn Park, Seymour between 9am and 1pm. A gold coin donation donation on entry would be appreciated.