New market for Woodburn
MARK the second Saturday of the month on your calendar to spend at the new Woodburn Markets.
Organised by the Woodburn Chamber of Commerce and co-ordinated by Jenny Johnson, the market will be launched on May 12.
It will run from 8am through until about 3pm and will be held in the car park behind the Rod 'n' Reel Hotel.
"The chamber has been for some time thinking about how we encourage business in our community and the idea of the market has been on the table for a while," Woodburn Chamber of Commerce president Daniel Simpson said.
"The whole concept of the market is to promote Woodburn, to stimulate local trading and to encourage passing traffic to stop."
Mr Simpson said the original plan was to hold the markets at the Riverside Park but that RTA constraints meant that was not possible.
"So we sourced a location that was a good alternative but still close to town, so local businesses could benefit," he said.
Ms Johnson has planned a "dynamite" market for the first.
"I want people to go 'wow, that was a good market, we'll go there'," she said.
"Every weekend people seem to know where markets are and if you can start a market off with the wow factor it stays in people's heads and they support it all the time."
Stalls will include fruit and vegetables, locally made jewellery, pottery arts and crafts, plus local plants and much more.
For more information about the market or to book a market stall contact Jenny on 0439 489 631.