EP 26 | Community and Local Produce | The Paddock Darling Downs
Well Hello, Toowoomba,
In EP 26, we talk with a new, old business started here in town by a farming family wanting to do something different.
Now you may know of the old Payne’s Meats store, well this is their new venture, The Paddock.
They have been trading in their new premises now for a few weeks, so we had to catch up with Ted Ellison and find out how it is all going.
Well, it has been a very long week, as you know I participated in last Monday’s sleep out for Base Services, homeless for a week challenge, and I am so happy to report we have raised $7,780 for Base Services.
To everybody who donated thank-you so much, I really appreciate the gesture of support.
I would like to specifically mention The Bus Queensland Long Distance Division who offered up a massive $7500 for the cause.
They are a great part of the Toowoomba Community linking Brisbane and Toowoomba with Charleville, Roma, Cunnamulla, Mt Isa and Townsville, with both passenger and freight services.
It is going to make a huge difference, and help keep the Base Soup Kitchen operating and helping those who need it here in our Toowoomba community, so thank you again for all your support for this great cause.
In News of the Week
More than 1500 new trees will be planted across the Toowoomba Region this month.
The Community Tree Planting Day will be held at Pittsworth’s Rotaract Park and Stenner Street Park in Middle Ridge on Saturday 29 August from 8.30-11.30am.
“This is an open event for everyone in our community,” but bookings are necessary due to COVID 19 restrictions. Register on 13 18 72
On this day this week, we highlight Wednesday 12th of August.
In 30 B.C. Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, takes her life following the defeat of her forces
In 1851 Isaac Singer received a patent, within a decade his Singer Sewing machine was the world’s best seller.
Microsoft’s MS-Dos was used by IBM as the operating system in the first personal computer sold on Aug 12, 1981.
In 1990 The largest-ever Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton was discovered in South Dakota USA, after excavation, it was almost 90% complete, it was 13 feet high or 4 metres at the hips and 42 feet long or just shy of 13 metres, from head to toe, with a 2,000-pound or 900 kg skull, and a mere 67 million years old.
EP 26 – What’s On proudly brought to you by the Toowoomba Regional Council
Monday, Aug 10
Job Assist run by the Cedar Centre Training group is on at the Toowoomba Library at 10 am bookings are essential for this free event.
Tuesday, Aug 11
Entrepreneurs Breakfast at the Parkhouse Café from 0715am, this free event is run by Canvas Coworking, see there FB event or website for details.
Saturday, Aug 15
Monster Thrillmaster Spectacular on at Toowoomba Showgrounds starts at 4:30 pm
Local & Live @ The Powerhouse Toowoomba from 7 PM Book your tickets as there are limited tickets available
Empire Theatre has magician Christopher Wayne in the house, with his Fully Clothed- A magic Show from 4-5 pm, tickets at the Empire Theatre website.
Sunday, August 16
Join Kristy from Kreate It for Blush Blooms at the Tinker studio in Dexter St, 8:30 till 11:30
Also on Sunday a Back to Basics Make-Up Workshop from 10:30-5 pm, held by Glamore Beauty and Makeup, see their FB events for details.
Saturday the 15th
The Toowoomba Farmers markets on this Saturday from 08 am under the windmill at Cobb n Co museum
Sunday the 16th
the Toowoomba PCYC Markets at the PCYC Toowoomba from 06 am
and Queens Park Markets at Frogs Hollow Queens Park 8 am till 1 pm
Well, that is it again for another week, we would love you to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode, or join our email list and get it emailed directly to you, and its OK we won’t spam your inbox.
If you are holding a sporting, business, or school event we love to hear from you so we can include in our podcast Enjoy your week, stay safe, I’m Shane see you around Toowoomba.
Want to listen to more, last week in EP 25 we spoke Jemay from Social-E Biz about all things social media.
EP 26 is Produced by | SJA Media