LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Brian Keenan is quite right to call out the service stations for their suspected price gouging of Yarrawonga motorists. There is no justification for them to charge more, appreciably more at times, than prices in neighbouring towns.
I believe the service stations charge more because they want to earn excess profits, but this may come at our expense.
Governments, unfortunately, can’t stop this, unless they legislate to fix prices and that won’t happen. There are laws against price collusion, but this is difficult to prove.
One solution for some is to fill up away from Yarrawonga. I buy fuel in Cobram on my weekly trips to swim in Barooga (because we don’t have a heated pool).
But, as Mr Keenan points out, such trips can lead to shopping in those towns at the expense of Yarrawonga retailers.
Maybe the retailers and other local businesses could bring pressure to bear on the service stations to charge reasonable prices.
Mick Shadwick, Burramine
Christmas lunch a treat
I had the absolute pleasure of sharing Christmas lunch with my 85 year old frail mum in 2018 at the Mulwala Football Netball Club.
I had never heard of such a lunch in all mum’s life in Yarrawonga and was so pleasantly surprised to arrive in high 30 degree heat and be so warmly welcomed into the air conditioned room set up exclusively for local elderly citizens who may not have anybody to share the day with.
To see my mum’s happy face as she was visited by her many life-long friends to our table was sheer joy for myself and my sister and brother in law.
The roast meal was spectacular and the dessert and fresh fruit platter superb. A nice cold beverage to wash it down and the volunteer staff who served every person to the table, took away dishes always smiling and helpful with our precious elders on such a wonderful day was heartwarming and made me proud of my roots.
Such a shame the Yarrawonga footy club couldn’t provide such a beautiful community Christmas luncheon for our elders. My mum spent 40 years serving hot chips at the Yarrawonga home games with pride, always made the afternoon tea’s for our Yarrawonga cricket team and learnt how to score as well, she is a little dynamo.
Well done Mulwala Football Netball Club for this amazing community effort. You made your town stand tall and with such grace and humility to boot.
The carols singalong at the end was absolutely delightful, watching our precious elders enjoy a sing a long capped the luncheon off superbly.
Neville Smith, Yarrawonga