Another local organisation is playing their part in supporting drought stricken farmers, with proceeds from Sunday’s Kiewa Street Market in Albury going towards Rural Aid ‘Buy a Bale’.
The markets are a joint project of the Rotary Club Albury North and the Rotary Club of Belvoir-Wodonga.
All stall holder fees and entry money from the September 2 market will go towards the charity.
Albury North Club President, Rob Simmons and Belvoir-Wodonga Club President Doug Gammon said on behalf of both clubs they were pleased to be able to help out our rural community.
‘The drought is certainly taking a huge toll on our rural communities and we felt that this was one small way we could support our farmers,’ said Mr Simmons.
‘As a Rotary project the money we make from the Kiewa Street Markets goes to a number of charity and community projects. However, given the devastation currently being felt throughout our rural sector we wanted to dedicate the entire proceeds from this market to this worthy cause,’ Mr Simmons continued.
Belvoir-Wodonga President, Mr Gammon commented that he hoped all those who come along to the Kiewa Street Market on Sunday will support the initiative.
‘The market is a popular event with people from both sides of the Border and we hope that our patrons might dig a little deeper and throw an extra few coins into the donation boxes,’ he said.
‘There’s something for everyone at the market including fresh produce, hand-crafted products, plants and fresh flowers as well as collectables and pre-loved items. The entertainment is always good and the coffee and food excellent,’ Mr Gammon said.
The Kiewa Street Market starts at 8.30am every Sunday and is located at the Council car park in Kiewa Street opposite St Patricks school.