New bar­be­cue for do­main from Lions

Bush Telegraph - - RURAL HEARTLAND - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

To put your child’s name on the birth­day list

in­clude name and date of birth (up to the age of 13 years old) and a con­tact phone num­ber. It has been a long time com­ing but Dan­nevirke Host Lions have fi­nally com­pleted their Lions In­ter­na­tional Cen­te­nary Project, with Tararua’s Mayor Tracey Col­lis open­ing the do­main bar­be­cue on Thurs­day De­cem­ber 13.

In 2017 Lions In­ter­na­tional turned 100 and its mem­ber clubs were chal­lenged to cre­ate a project to ben­e­fit peo­ple in their own neigh­bour­hood.

Dan­nevirke Host Lions, af­ter con­sid­er­ing a num­ber of op­tions chose to in­stall an elec­tric bar­be­cue in the up­per do­main, next to the chil­dren’s play­ground.

Plan­ning was soon un­der­way, and Tararua Dis­trict Coun­cil was keen to see it take place.

Sourc­ing a good prod­uct was fa­cil­i­tated by lo­cal com­pany Me­tal­form putting Lions in touch with Ur­ban Ef­fects, a com­pany which spe­cialises in the prod­ucts.

Fund­ing for over half the cost was re­ceived from a Pub Char­i­ties do­na­tion of $15,000 and lo­cal con­trac­tors were happy to as­sist with the in­stal­la­tion.

Dan­nevirke Host Lions Club says it is grate­ful to Bruce Hunt of BLH Con­tract­ing, Hamish Ill­s­ley of HT Ill­s­ley Build­ing, Steve Prenter of Prenter’s Ready Mix and Stu­art Forbes Elec­tri­cian for their ex­per­tise and time.

Once the project was un­der­way it took a month to com­plete with Lions pro­vid­ing much of the labour.

It is open­ing just in time for sum­mer and the bar­be­cue is free for the pub­lic to use.

Dan­nevirke Host Lions with Tararua Mayor Tracey Col­lis af­ter the of­fi­cial open­ing of the Do­main bar­be­cue in wet weather.

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