Farewelling the Moree Lions Club’s old barbecue trailer in preparation for the construction of a new one are Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, President Col Arthur and members Beth Hern, Barrie Brooks, Tanya Girard and Vicky Lyons with banner, Simon Osmond, Tamara Bartlett, Stephen Long and Darcy Churchland.
Thursday, 12 August 2021
MEAT will continue on the menu for the Lions Club of Moree, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall last week announcing a $10,000 State Government grant to assist with building a new barbecue and cool room trailer.
The club will contribute $7,000 to the project, which will see Lions’ volunteers construct a new trailer from scratch.
“They are generous with their time, and apparently handy as well, which is why it’s such a pleasure to be able to support the Lions Club of Moree with their fundraising efforts,” Mr Marshall said.
“The club purchased its current barbecue trailer second-hand from a Sydney fishing club more than 13 years ago.
“Over that time thousands of snags and steaks have been cooked up, generating thousands of dollars for Moree community groups and projects.
“While it has served them well the existing trailer is ready for retirement, and the Lions are working to build a new one which better meets food safety requirements.
“It’s great to be able to give back to an organisation that does so much for the community. I can’t wait to hook-in to a sausage sanga cooked up on the new trailer, when it hits the road later this year.”
Lions Club of Moree President Col Arthur said the new barbecue trailer would improve the level of service the organisation could provide to the community.
“While Lions love a good sausage sizzle generally, having a good quality, functional barbecue also helps to keep our members motivated and coming up with new projects to support,” Mr Arthur said.
“We hope to have the new trailer built and ready to go by Christmas. We will be purchasing materials and supplies from our local businesses, and I, along with some Lion’s volunteers, will put it together.
“Being a smaller club, the main way for us to raise funds is running a barbecue. The new barbecue will be easier to manoeuvre and operate.
“We thank Adam for his generosity and support our barbecue trailer and look forward to continuing to raise funds which can be spent improving our community and helping those in need.”