There are many important of options to weigh up when deciding who to vote for in an election, not least of all which polling place to attend in order to buy what has become affectionately referred to across Australia as a “democracy sausage”.
Voters at Wirreanda Public School were rewarded for casting their vote at that school by having the choice of a traditional sausage sandwich or a steak sandwichwithegg, onion, and bacon side options.
A cake stall and a raffle was also on offer from the Wirreanda P&C.
When asked why the sausage sizzle was so famous across Australian polling stations, Ms Belinda Beasley, P&C Vice President, told Medowie News Of The area, “You’ve got to vote and you’ve got to eat. Why not combine the two and support your local school at the same time.”
“Funds raised from today’s sausage sizzle will go to refurbishing our library which this will contribute more funds to the $30 000 already donate to the school from the P&C to support our children’s literacy needs.”
Local coffee wholesaler Hennessy Coffee, who has been supporting many local events lately with their new coffee van, was available for a caffeine pick-me-up too.
Owners Rod and Kylie Gurr donated $1 from each beverage sold to the Wirreanda Public School P&C.
This is the first election the coffee van has attended and Ms Kylie Gurr told Medowie News Of The Area, “This polling station is a one stop shop. You can get a sausage sizzle breakfast, morning tea from the cake stall, and a coffee to wake you up.”
On a more serious note, at a polling-gate stop interview, current State member for Port Stephens, Ms Kate Washington told Medowie News Of The Area the efforts at Wirreanda Public School produced, “The tastiest sausages you can get anywhere, especially when it’s contributing to the school community.”
“I take my hat off to the P&C volunteers across the electorate who help out.”
“Democracy sausage” was the highest trending twitter hashtag and the fifth most talked about Election Day topic in on Facebook
By Heather SHARP