Food a part of feel-good fare at Mingenew Mid West Expo
The two-day Mingenew Expo which opens tomorrow is all about community coming together, says Helen Newton.
Mrs Newton, the president of the Shire of Mingenew, was chairperson of Mingenew Expo for three years.
“Good times are shared ... and when it’s been a good year (for rainfall), it’s a better time,” she said.
“Our community comes alive at the Expo and is full of positivity.
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“Our demographics show people come from north of Geraldton and south of Perth. We even have visitors from interstate.
“Everything is done on a voluntary basis, it’s a feel-good event.”
More than 1200 beef burgers, 400 chicken schnitzel burgers, hot dogs, sweet and savoury treats and lupin muffins are on the menu.
That’s just part of the shopping order for the expo,which has catering clerk Jenny Thomas working overtime.
“Everything will be from the area, all locally-grown food,” Ms Thomas said.
“We are supporting local growers in the next step of taking their products to commercial market.
“There will be goods from My Provincial Kitchen (Tanya and Rob Kitto) and the first pressed canola oil from Block 275 (Fiona Mann).
“On Wednesday night we will have slow cooked brisket topped with home made gravy. Yum, nothing can beat that.
“Our footy team are the Bulldogs and they are cooking the hot dogs.”
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