Sausages sizzling at Bunnings
By SALLY GORDON
THE new Bunnings superstore was the place to be at the weekend, especially if you were after a bargain or a meal of hot sausage.
The South Grafton hardware store continued opening celebrations on Saturday and yesterday with fireworks, sausages ? and more sausages.
All-day sausage sizzles were held at the front of the retail outlet to help raise funds for the Glenugie Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the Nymboida RFS.
On Saturday, more than 500 sausages were sold, raising the money for Glenugie firies beyond $1000. And even though the snags were hotter than the scorching summer heat on Saturday, plenty of cold drinks were available to wash them down.
"The Glenugie RFS said they had a great day and sold lots of cold drinks and sausages," Bunnings complex manager Rick Buckmaster said.
"They did indicate they were hoping for more sales but it was a bit hot ... but both groups are looking forward to coming back to do it again in a month or two."
Bunnings has invited Clarence Valley charity organisations to run their own sausage sizzle fundraisers at the front of the Pacific Highway store.
"I know Dawn, our co-ordinator who organises these events, has probably got about three or four months already booked in advance," Mr Buckmaster said.
"Every weekend we'll have a sausage sizzle out the front for charitable organisations ... I think WIRES and the bushfire brigade are coming up.
"We're just making sure that everyone gets a bite of the pie."