Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, catching up with Glen Innes Show Society Ladies Auxiliary President Sally Chappell at this year’s Show.
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
COLD soft drinks and fresh salad sandwiches will be on the menu again at next year’s Glen Innes Show, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing a $5,000 State Government grant for the Glen Innes Show Society Ladies Auxiliary to buy two new refrigerators for its tea rooms.
Mr Marshall said the Ladies Auxiliary members put in a ‘blue ribbon’ effort every year to provide hundreds of hearty, home cooked meals for Show patrons and volunteers.
“Every year the Ladies Auxiliary’s 100 volunteers work tirelessly to prepare 400 meals, plus sandwiches, each day for those who attend the Glen Innes Show,” Mr Marshall said.
“With such a high demand for food over the three-day event there is constantly replacement salad vegetables, cold meat and soft drinks flowing through the kitchen needing to be kept cold.
“This grant will allow the Ladies Auxiliary to replace two old refrigerators, which they have struggled with for many years, with brand new industrial, energy efficient appliances.
“The tea-room is an escape for all those who volunteer their time working as stewards and judges and I know they all appreciate being able to cool down out of the summer sun and tuck into one of the ladies delicious treats.”
Auxiliary President Sally Chappell said the new refrigerators would ensure health and food preparation standards could be met.
“Whether its scones and a cup of tea or a pie and mash potato our volunteers are proud of the quality food they prepare,” Mrs Chappell said.
“At any stage the risk has been the old fridges could go on the blink and spoil all our hard work.
“We are so pleased that worry has been lifted, with the new refrigeration units expected to be installed by September/October this year.
“The majority of funds raised from our sales goes back to the Show Society and so if we had to pay for new fridges ourselves there would be very little funds left to support next year’s event.
“Adam has always been a great supporter of the tea-rooms and the Ladies Auxiliary looks forward to serving him up a meal come next February in thanks.”