Butch­ery has new own­ers

Isis Town and Country - - Life -

CHILDERS Butch­ery cus­tomers will have no­ticed a change be­hind the counter last week, with new own­ers ready to take up the chal­lenge.

Cathy and Jamie Rush owned a mo­bile butch­ery in the re­gion, which ser­viced Childers, Bund­aberg, Gin Gin and sur­round­ing ar­eas since 2008.

A se­ri­ous in­jury to Mr Rush in Oc­to­ber last year forced the Booyal cou­ple to re­think their ca­reer op­tions.

Mr Rush in­jured his arm while cut­ting a T-bone steak.

“The cut sev­ered some ten­dons and put him out for six months,” Mrs Rush said.

“We didn't know if he would come back 100 per cent.

“There was a lot of phys­i­cal work in­volved in the pre­vi­ous job and this is a lit­tle less phys­i­cal.”

The forced lay-off came at a for­tu­itous time, as for­mer Childers Butch­ery owner Ken Schultz was ready to hang up the apron af­ter about 12 years.

“Cus­tomers have been ask­ing where Ken is all week,” Mr Rush said.

“He is well-liked around Childers.”

Mrs Rush said build­ing re­la­tion­ships with cus­tomers was im­por­tant to them.

“There is a real so­cial side to this that I re­ally en­joy,” she said.

The cou­ple said they would hold an of­fi­cial un­der-new-man­age­ment open­ing day in the com­ing weeks once the busi­ness set­tled down.

PHOTO: JIM ALOUAT

TOP CUT: Jamie and Cathy Rush are ex­cited about tak­ing own­er­ship of Childers Butch­ery.

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