Raymond Terrace Historical Society Opens New Kitchen FEATURED Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae, Tomago by News Of The Area - Modern Media - August 29, 2018 At the ribbon cutting: Norm Brown, Kate Washington MP, Laraine Brown, Ken Barlow (President) and Uncle John Ridgeway. FUNDED by a Community Building Partnership Fund, the Raymond Terrace and District Historical Society unveiled their brand new kitchen. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Member for Port Stephens Ms Kate Washington MP opened the new facilities that will serve the Society during their open days, school visits, and other special events. At Sunday’s grand reveal, hot scones were baked in the new oven and tea and coffee served to members and visitors. President of the Historical Society, Mr Ken Barlow told News Of The Area, “This is a wonderful facility and will really improve the services we can offer our visitors.” “The kitchen is modern and provides the equipment we need for a variety of events.” Led by tireless volunteers Mrs Laraine and Mr Norm Brown the kitchen will serve the Society for years to come. Uncle John Ridgeway greeted the people gathered with a typically warm Welcome to Country. Mrs Pia Ryeland, curator of the Sketchley Cottage and museum led a hands-on making lemonade activity for attending children. Mrs Ryeland told News Of The Area, “I enjoy showing the children new skills.” “Children love to have a go at trying new things, and they all enjoyed learning how to make traditional lemonade, from massaging the lemons through to the ever-enjoyable taste testing.” Also at the event were primary school aged students from the initiative Children’s University. Facilitated through the University of Newcastle, participating students are given Passports To Learning that they can have stamped at cultural sites, volunteering, and other approved outside of school activities. The Society, through its Sketchley Cottage is open on the fourth Sunday of each month and welcomes the general public and Children’s University participants. By Heather SHARP Pia Ryeland shows Elizabeth Kilday (5) how to make lemonade the old fashioned way. Participants from the Children’s University join in the beverage making fun. Kate Washington MP opens the new kitchen and Uncle John Ridgeway delivers the Welcome To Country.