Plants, books, DVDs and trash and treasure at inaugural Oatley Lions Club Market Day

Going to market: Richard Sheahan, Ken Byrnes, Lynda Robinson and Brian Rees of the Oatley Lions Club are gearing-up for the first ever Community Market Day.
Going to market: Richard Sheahan, Ken Byrnes, Lynda Robinson and Brian Rees of the Oatley Lions Club are gearing-up for the first ever Community Market Day.

The members of Oatley Lions Club are hosting a market day to reconnect the community after a tough 12 months.

Richard Sheahan, Oatley Lions Club Festival Director, said it had been "a difficult time for community groups to make money", and the market day was "a chance to help pay back other community organisations that helped us a lot during the year".

Lions is bringing together a number of fellow groups and organisations including Oatley Heritage and Historical Society, Oatley Flora and Fauna, Oatley Writers Group, Hurstville Rotary, CWA, Jubilee Community Services, St George Men's Shed, Oatley Bay Scouts, Knit2gether and Georges River Council, which will all host stalls at the market.

Members of the public will be able to buy plants, books, cakes, household goods, toys, fashion items and more.

There will also be a BBQ, and live music from the Kogarah Concert Band presenting a saxophone quartet.

If you have novels or children's books, CDs, DVDs or garden items (including ceramic pots) in good condition that you can donate to the market, drop them off between 4pm and 7pm on Friday, April 16 at Oatley Uniting Church on Frederick Street, Oatley.

The team is also looking for donated items for the Trash and Treasure stall, including: kitchenware; decor items; household linen; art and craft materials and equipment; toys, games, puzzles and dolls; sporting equipment; baby goods; handbags, fashion accessories and jewellery; tools; and collectables and vintage items. No stained, broken or incomplete sets, please.

For full details on what you can and can't donate, go to oatleylions.org.au/projects/community-market-day

The market will take place on Saturday, April 17, 8.30am to 2.30pm at Oatley Uniting Church.