Mix­ing up some re­lief

Gayn­dah Freema­sons do­nate to high school tuck shop

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Fe­lic­ity Rip­per Fe­lic­ity.Rip­per@cnbtimes.com.au

IN PRE­VI­OUS years, an av­er­age day for Sylvia Young in­volved lug­ging her Mix­Mas­ter onto her mo­bil­ity scooter and mak­ing her way up to Bur­nett State Col­lege to bake treats for the school’s tuck shop.

When Gayn­dah Freema­sons heard of the huge ef­fort she was go­ing to, they wor­ried Ms Young’s well-be­ing and felt obliged to give her a help­ing hand.

With money they raised through bat­tery re­cy­cling the Freema­sons do­nated a new Sun­beam Mix­Mas­ter.

“To us it was about less­en­ing the bur­den on Sylvia,” Gayn­dah Freema­son Master Bill Turner said.

“She’s a long time vol­un­teer around Gayn­dah and she cares about the chil­dren, she de­serves to have the equip­ment she needs.”

The tuck shop is the pri­mary fundraiser for the high school’s P&C.

Any prof­its made sup­port the school’s sport­ing teams, lead­er­ship pro­grams and de­bate ex­cur­sions.

“If we make the goods in-house we have more funds to give back to the stu­dent’s ac­tiv­i­ties, and we know what’s in them,” P&C pres­i­dent Amy Ezzy said.

And Ms Young doesn’t mind the work, es­pe­cially with her new equip­ment.

“It’s beau­ti­ful, much big­ger than mine, and it has lots of power to mix big batches,” she said.

“The stu­dents seem to love the cook­ies and cakes i make, some of them don’t get that at home.”

Last year the tuck shop strug­gled to op­er­ate two days per week but next term the ladies have enough help to open for four days.

“The tuck shop needs vol­un­teers – there wouldn’t be one with­out them,’ Ms Young said.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BAK­ING BOOST: Amy Ezzy, Gerry Trusz, Sylvia Young, of Bur­nett State Col­lege, re­ceived a Sun­beam Mix­mas­ter from Bill Turner and Bill Mel­lor, of Gayn­dah Freema­sons.

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