QCWA Bundaberg Scone Day a huge success


There were lots of smiling faces and satisfied appetites at the QCWA Bundaberg Drive Thru Scone Day.

Some 140 dozen scones were baked for the fundraiser, which also celebrated QCWA’s 98th anniversary.

Branch president Lyn Tucker was pleased with the turnout.

“Today’s event follows on from our first Scone Day last year, which was a huge success,” Lyn said.

“Last year’s Scone Day went so well in Bundaberg that it’s now gone Queensland-wide.

“Of course things are so different now because of COVID restrictions, but we are in the perfect position at our QCWA Bundaberg to run a drive-through event.

“It was the perfect way to celebrate QCWA’s 98th birthday.

“We had a lot of support from our sister branches as well as our own members, with some of the ladies baking from 4am this morning.”

Lyn, who became president in July, has been making strawberry jam for the past four weeks for today’s event.

Mayor Jack Dempsey and QCWA Bundaberg president Lyn Tucker at the QCWA Bundaberg Drive Thru Scone Day.

Mayor Jack Dempsey helped out, serving customers in their cars.

“It’s a great way to celebrate the QCWA’s 98th birthday,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“The QCWA are well known for their scones, but they also do so much more that should be celebrated.

“Their healthy cooking classes in schools and advocacy and support of young people is to be congratulated.

“The way they helped out the backpackers from the recent fire, taking all 62 backpackers to buy new work boots, is testament to their “can do” attitude and willingness to help wherever they can.”

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