Roads and Maritime cooking up a storm

Roads and Maritime cooking up a storm to help the Salvos

11 March 2014

If it's hot enough to fry an egg on the Newell, there's probably a recipe for it in the recently released Roads and Maritime Services cook book.

Proving hot mix and bitumen aren't the only things Roads and Maritime can cook up, the recipe book contains favourite family recipes, some decades old, contributed by staff, both past and present.

Staff from the Western Region Office in Parkes produced the family recipe book to help raise much needed funds for the Salvation Army Bush Fire Appeal.

Staff were keen to find a way to support families who had lost everything in the October 2013 bush fires and just like Laura's Mexican potatoes, Wendy's mango salad or Rachel's banana and coconut loaf, this project seemed to hit the spot.

Not only did the cook book raise some much needed cash for the appeal, it gave staff the opportunity to showcase their hidden culinary talents.

"What makes the book unique is that each recipe was reproduced as is - most are handwritten, some discoloured from years of use and all tried and trusted by staff and their families," said Regional Manager, Peter Dearden.

More than $1000 was raised from book sales with many books making their way into last year's Christmas stockings.

We are all extremely proud of Angie Drooger, Delander Melhuish and Jacquie Anderson for coordinating the project as well as all the staff who contributed recipes," Peter said.

A morning tea, featuring some tempting treats from the book, will be held at 10.30am on Thursday 13 March to present the cheque to the local Salvation Army representatives.

Copies of the book are still available by calling 6861 1444, with any extra money raised also going to the Salvos.

CONTACT:  Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit:  8588 5999

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