After a lengthy absence and a number of false starts due to the pandemic, the Riverside Markets are set to return to Berry Park on Saturday, February 5.

Stallholders have been anxiously awaiting a return, and as a result will have an abundance of new and varied items on sale at this market.

The event coincides with the official launch of the Lions Club of Mount Panorama (formerly the Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie) and special arrangements are in place to commemorate this milestone.

NSW Deputy Premier and Bathurst MLA Paul Toole will be in attendance, as will be Federal MP Andrew Gee and newly installed Bathurst Mayor Robert Taylor. So this is a great opportunity to meet and speak with our elected representatives. Also present will be Lions District Governor Ron Parry and members of the Bathurst Lions Club.

This year also marks the celebration of 75 Years of Lions Australia. The first Australian Lions Club was formed in Lismore in 1947. Since then, Lions Australia has grown to be Australia’s largest service club organisation with a strong history in community service and commitment to improving the lives of others.

To mark this achievement, Mount Panorama Lions will be providing 75 free sausage sandwiches from 11am. There will also be a best-dressed lion competition for the children, live music and a great selection of arts, crafts, leatherwork, preservatives, plants and food and coffee stalls. So bring your children and grandchildren along dressed as lions to be in the running for a special treat.

The markets will run from 8am until 1pm, and current COVID measures will be in place.

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