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It was due to the devastation caused by the Tasmanian bushfires in January 1967 that the members of the Lions Club of Blackwood responded to the needs of people by collecting good, mainly clothing, to send to fellow Australians in Tasmania.

The offers from the community in Blackwood and districts was so great that more clothing than was needed was donated to the Lions. The "surplus" goods became the birth of the Lions Mart, later to become known as the "Lions Bargain Centre" which is still operates today ay Eden Hills. However, the range of items handled today is much greater that humble beginning in 1967.

For Over thirty-five years, Lions Club members have provided the Blackwood community with the opportunity to "dispose" of their unwanted saleable goods which have been turned into cash and in turn donated back to many worthwhile local recipients.

The amount raised has reached the $2,000,000 mark, which has been brought about by many many hours of dedication and self-effacing on the part of Blackwood Lions together with the overwhelming generosity of local residents and in more recent times those further afield.

The Club appoints a member as Bargain Centre Manager who is responsible for managing and organising this Club project on an ongoing basis. Club members are rostered for attendance each Saturday morning when the Centre is open from 8:30am until 12:30pm.

The Lions Club of Blackwood is aiming for income to reach the 'next million dollar' mark. With the ever increasing flow of customers attending the Centre on Saturday mornings, it has been decided to display at the "shed" for public viewing, a list of the many recipients of donations from the Blackwood Lions Club. A graph will also show 'progressive takings' of the Centre with a cumulative target of "two" million dollars! This is a result of great team work by the Blackwood Lions over the years in contributing the countless volunteer hours, including the continuing support from the community too.

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Our "new" truck

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Lower Shed

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Lower Shed

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Upper Shed

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Upper Shed

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Upper Shed

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Outside Display Area

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Outside Display Area


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Sausage Sizzle Shed

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Sausage Sizzle Shed

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