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Martin MacLennan (Head baker) reports…

The Farina bakery van has just been delivered to The Prairie Hotel at Parachilna after completing a catering job.

This means the van is not available for any events before the next volunteer program in 2015 at this stage scheduled from 25th May to 18th July.

A small band of volunteers catered for 130 folk on the South Dubbo Rotary Club’s 2014 Outback Odyssey providing dinner on Monday 11th and breakfast on Tuesday 12th August.

This was great fun and the van made the job very easy. (the van interior (food prep area) is shown below after the final clean-up before departing for Parachilna).

Kevin, Martin and Janine were asked to speak to the visitors with Janine having to explain the rather private anatomy of Marree Man.

(The visiting vehicle below is one that Martin would have liked to exchange for his own 4WD – Ed.)

To maintain the high standards established over many, many years by Margaret, Martin entertained the group in the bakery (although he had no book for them to right nice things about him).

We must publicly acknowledge the donation of $1,000 from the South Dubbo Rotary Club to the Farina Restoration Group Inc. This was presented along with a nice steel plaque which we will need to house during the next program.

I would like to thank my wife Jo, Janine, Kevin and Anne for helping make the job so easy.