On the first Sunday of every month, the Lions Club holds a trash-and-treasure market at Cherry Lake in Altona for anyone interested in the various odd things on sale here.
There are various plants, both big and small, and gardening equipment like rakes and shovels on sale, as well as sporting goods like golf clubs, bicycles, and different balls for your kids to kick around. There was one stall that had all AFL related things available, from towels, little figurines and golliwogs dressed in footy team uniforms a young child might like to snuggle up to when going to bed.
There are some old clothes available too, though they seemed to mostly be for elderly people, as well as hats and hair accessories. There were also gift boxes, plates and pottery available, as well as other items that would look good around the house.
The market is well placed at Cherry Lake, as there is plenty of room to kick a footy around or walk around the huge lake with your kids if they get bored looking at items that no one their age will care about. Or if they don't like those options, there are usually also hot dog or ice cream vans nearby or someone cooking up a barbecue, so filling their bellies up with some tucker might stop their whinging.
While there are normally plenty of parking spots at Cherry Lake, the Lions Club Market is very popular with locals, so these spots fill up very quickly when you see the stalls out along Millers Road. Though the place being packed can be a pain with parking, seeing all these people out and about gives a sense of what the community in Altona is like, hence going to this market that much more interesting.
If you're interested in setting up a shop here to make some quick dough while getting rid of old junk you've had for years, the stallholder fee is only ten dollars, which is very cheap for all the money you could make!
While you won't be seeing anything glamorous or valuable on sale here, you may just find something that peaks your interest while you have a nice time at these lovely surroundings.