Keeping food on table
Big community event will be held at the Sailing Club
IT TAKES a special kind of resilience to be ‘open for business’ days after a Category 4 cyclone makes impact.
But for the Whitsunday Sailing Club, they wouldn’t have it any other way.
General manager Troy Jones said while every business was going through a tough time, it was important to keep moving forward.
“We opened from Sunday morning and our regulars and locals have been pretty appreciative,” he said.
“We are just trying to get word out that we are open.”
As the recovery effort continues, locals can still expect a decent meal with food options including calamari salad, hamburgers, chicken kiev and steak available.
Mr Jones said it was a priority for the club to be available for the broader community.
“We are a non-profit community club which is here for the town, not just sailing,” he said.
“We are open for business and we need locals to embrace every business at the moment.
“Gaming machines are open and the bistro is open, all we need is the people to support local businesses.”
People will also have a chance to relax with a Relief Benefit Concert organised by Whitsunday Regional Council, Tourism Whitsunday and Airlie Beach Festival of Music to be held at the Sailing Club on May 27.
Festival of Music organiser Gavin Butlin said he was looking to attract “big names” to the event.
OPEN: Whitsunday Sailing Club general manager Troy Jones stressed the importance of being open for business.