RAFFLE winners at the big three, the Hawks Nest Golf Club, Tea Gardens Country Club and Tea Gardens Hotel, had more to celebrate than just winning a tray of meat or seafood last week.
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The first 10 lucky winners also received a free Boomerang Bag as part of the group’s ongoing initiative to rid the Myall Coast of plastic bags.
“Everyone involved had a brilliant time and the conversations about why we need to cut back on single use plastics seemed to get through,” Brooke Feltis said.
“The raffle nights were definitely a success with raising awareness about plastic pollution being the main objective.”
The Boomerang Bag movement also received a commitment from the Tea Gardens Country Club General Manager, Warren Gooley.
Brooke said, “Not only was the Club completely behind the ‘plastic free’ concept, the patrons were also incredibly supportive, so much so that Boomerang Bags were sold out before the raffles were drawn.”
“Warren Gooley, said he was more than happy to phase out the use of plastic bags for club raffles.”
“With the help of Dawn Engel and Sue Dempsey, who run the raffles, plastic bags will not be available after July 1st.”
Brooke is also hopeful the Golf Club and Tea Gardens Hotel will follow suit.
The Tea Gardens Hotel has already replaced plastic straws with a paper version.
The Hotel also hosted another sewing bee last Saturday for the busy bees who help create the Boomerang Bags.
By Margie TIERNEY