Perfect scones may need little more than three ingredients but Queensland Country Women's Association (QCWA) Bundaberg members think there’s more to it as they call for community support for their annual fundraiser.
QCWA Bundaberg President Denise Shearer will relinquish her presidential duties later this month after the past four years on the job, but first she hopes to spread the word about their delicious home-made scones and strawberry jam.
Denise said fundraising this year had been difficult for QCWA Bundaberg branch because of COVID-19 restrictions, and the 23 members had to think outside the box for their annual scone drive.
They hope to bake thousands of scones in six different varieties and whip up some homemade jam using locally grown strawberries.
“This year we are having a scone drive where people can drive through and collect their scones instead of the normal community morning tea,” Denise said.
“We got the idea from another CWA group, and because we have the ability at the QCWA Bundaberg Branch to have a drive-through service we thought it would be ideal.”
Denise said during her 33 years at QCWA Bundaberg there were many highlights, but baking scones each year for their annual fundraiser was definitely at the top.
QCWA Bundaberg scone orders already flying out the door
QCWA Bundaberg member Anne Paulger said orders has already been taken and it was nice to know there was a lot of community support behind the local association.
“Orders are already starting to walk out the door!” Anne said.
Denise said the members would also offer a delivery service within the Bundaberg CBD, for those who would like to enjoy a scone with jam and cream for morning tea.
“Two scones with jam and cream will be $5 for people who would like to eat them immediately,” she said.
“This will be ideal for people who are working to stop for morning tea and support us, and they won’t even have to leave their workplace.”
The QCWA Bundaberg scone drive will be held on 11 August, and community members are asked to pre-order before the date by phoning and leaving a message on 4151 3503. For more information contact Denise on 0400 797 706.
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