Life membership for Bertha and Geoff Reeves

LIFE MEMBERSHIP: Bertha and Geoff Reeves were joined by their family Ian, Marie, Graham and Bruce to receive LIfe Membership badges
28th Jan 2020
Janelle Stewart

The Lamb and Potato Festival has finished and secretary Julie Gittoes has paid tribute to the volunteers who ensured the success of the event.
“Thank you on behalf of the committee to each and every organisation for their help at the festival,” she said. “Even in the pouring rain, we had people lined up with gumboots and umbrellas waiting to be served.”
“Every year I think it couldn’t get busier and every year it gets busier. It is just unbelievable and I couldn’t do it by myself – to all those volunteers who turn up every day, thank you is not enough.”
Two long-standing volunteers Bertha (the potato bake lady) and Geoff (the meat slicer) Reeves were presented with life membership badges.
“They have been alongside me every day and I could not do this without them,” Julie said. “They come in every morning and this year Bertha has made188 potato bakes, cutting up more than 300 kg of potatoes, while Geoff slices the meat and cuts up the cabbages.”
“They have been at every festival since the beginning and for the last 15 years have been in the gazebo every day - they are true treasures and we couldn’t do the festival without them.”
Julie also made special mention of Shirley and Gordon Kelly from Grafton who take two weeks holidays to come to Guyra to help set up, cut up onion, roll burgers and clean up.