Restor­ing pre­cious mem­o­ries

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Ja­cob Wil­son ja­cob.wil­son@whit­sun­day­times.com.au

TROPIX Pho­tog­ra­phy is back in busi­ness and has the tools to help the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity re­store pre­cious mem­o­ries un­der threat from Cy­clone Deb­bie.

The shop re-opened last week and while it will take time for ev­ery­thing to re­turn to nor­mal, the friendly team have al­ready be­gun hit­ting the ground run­ning.

Tropix Pho­tog­ra­phy owner Deb­bie Savy said ev­ery­one had taken a hit from the cy­clone and that she was pre­pared to help in the way she knew best.

“There are a lot of peo­ple with al­bums and pho­tos dam­aged and we are do­ing restora­tion work for peo­ple to stop them from go­ing mouldy so they don’t lose those mem­o­ries,” she said.

“We are also here do­ing pass­port and ID pho­tos. We have got lots of GoPro and un­der­wa­ter stock so peo­ple can make the most of this gor­geous weather.”

While Tropix Pho­tog­ra­phy is still in the re­cov­ery stage, the school hol­i­days are ex­pected to put the shop well and truly back on its feet.

“Our cab­i­net mak­ers told us we will have our cab­i­nets in place by the school hol­i­days so we are hop­ing that ev­ery­thing will be nor­mal by then but at this stage we still have half of our equip­ment in stor­age un­til we get the cab­i­nets back out,” Ms Savy said.

Ms Savy said while a num­ber of sur­round­ing shops on the Port of Air­lie side of Main St were still closed, it was im­por­tant for peo­ple to know there were still many busi­nesses that needed the com­mu­nity’s sup­port.

“We just want to re­mind peo­ple to let their friends know that there are a lot of busi­nesses open and while it isn’t busi­ness as usual we are open,” she said.

“It’s nice to have our staff back at work and we would love to see more vis­i­tors come to the area.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

OPEN: Deb­bie Savy and Ma­ree An­drewartha are wel­com­ing cus­tomers back to Tropix Pho­tog­ra­phy.

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