Money for Demons dream kitchen

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

+RUVKDP )RRWEDOO 1HWEDOO &OXE vol­un­teers will be able to cook up a storm in com­fort next year, with $11,195 in Fed­eral Govern­ment money an­nounced for a re­de­vel­op­ment of the club’s kitchen fa­cil­i­ties.

1HZ RYHQV D JULOO DQG D VWDLQ less steel food prepa­ra­tion area are some of the up­grades planned for the kitchen at the club’s rooms at Hor­sham City Oval.

The club has al­ready in­stalled a new air-con­di­tion­ing sys­tem to keep vol­un­teers cool while they cook, and will match the govern­ment’s con­tri­bu­tion.

Club chair­man Ge­off Lord said the up­grades would be a boost for the club and other com­mu­nity groups that made use of its kitchen.

“On a Thurs­day night it’s a good get-to­gether and of course we an­nounce the teams, so it’s quite a so­cial fam­ily ac­tiv­ity,” he said.

³3HRSOH JHW D JRRG VROLG PHDO at a pretty good price too.

“We host wed­dings, we’ve had a num­ber of 21sts this year as well and a num­ber of other groups. The cricket folk get up here as well and we had some vis­it­ing mo­tor­cy­cle folk in Hor­sham in Septem­ber.”

+RUVKDP )RRWEDOO 1HWEDOO &OXE di­rec­tor of cater­ing Denise Dumesny said the up­grades would make the kitchen safer and more com­fort­able for vol­un­teers.

“Our ma­jor fo­cus is to make life easy for the vol­un­teers who work in the kitchen,” she said.

“We put out large quan­ti­ties of meals. We do Thurs­day night din­ners, we do a lot of so­cial events, but the most im­por­tant thing is that the vol­un­teers are com­fort­able to work in there and that the en­vi­ron­ment is safe.

“On Thurs­day nights we usu­ally do about 100 meals for se­nior foot­ballers and net­ballers.

“We prob­a­bly do any­where be­tween 50 and 80 meals for ju­nior foot­ballers and net­ballers, so about 180 meals each week.

“It takes a big team of peo­ple to make that hap­pen.”

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Mallee An­drew Broad said in­vest­ing in the club’s kitchen fa­cil­i­ties ZRXOG EULQJ EHQH¿WV WR WKH +RU sham dis­trict com­mu­nity.

“It ap­pears… this kitchen is get­ting used all the time,” he said.

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