Senior members of the Geurie Lions have described the timing of the local markets return as 'excellent' as the organisation attempts to continue it's fundraising and donation efforts.
Peter Perry, who's been in charge of the Geurie Markets for some time, says there's an urgent need for more funding for the group.
"We've been distributing hay for the drought relief efforts for the farmers in our district and we're just about out of money at the moment, so it's really going to help put a bit of income back into our finances," Mr Perry said.
The markets, like many, were forced to halt operations due to COVID-19, but the relaxation of social distancing measures in NSW has allowed for some organisations to return.
"We've still got a couple of spare spots for stalls and the like, they're relaxing the distancing a little bit at the moment, we we can put a few extra in, which is good, but obviously we're still abiding by all the rules and regulations handed down by the Department of Health and the local councils and the state government," Mr Perry said.
All the funds raised through the Lions management of the markets are turned back over to the community through a number of charitable ventures.
"It's all going to a good cause; we help people all over, we help people through our mobility program which assists people with disabilities," Mr Perry said.
"There's so many aspects to what we do behind the scenes that really doesn't get out to the public."
The markets are also a boon to the town in general, with business rising for other outlets thanks to the influx of travellers.
"It is great for Geurie, the garage and the little shop and the coffee shop, they get a bit of passing trade on the day also because of it, it's always great to see other businesses benefitting from it," Mr Perry said.
It's a much needed boost in a time when many are doing it hard.
"Most of us are struggling through it, with the drought and then the Covid-19 we know of several suicides around the area where people have been too stressed out to keep going on," Mr Perry said.
"If our work can help prevent even one, then we've done something good."
Those interested in setting up a stall can contact Mr Perry at email@example.com or call on 6846 6353.