One of the high points of the 2021 Millicent Show was the unveiling of the upgraded Vera’s Kitchen at the showgrounds.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Millicent Agricultural Horticultural and Pastoral Society received $75,307 in federal funding as part of the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program.
“This funding enabled the Millicent Agricultural Horticultural and Pastoral Society to upgrade their kitchen facilities at the Millicent Showground.” Mr Pasin said.
“In many regional areas Agricultural shows are the heart and soul of our regional communities.
“They help bring communities together, bridge the divide between country and city and provide a key injection into the local economy,” Mr Pasin said.
“These events showcase the hard work and innovation that goes into producing Australia’s food and fibre.
“In the electorate of Barker we have some of the best in the nation and that’s why I’m so pleased to be delivering infrastructure upgrades like the new kitchen at the Millicent Showgrounds via the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program.”
Millicent Agricultural Horticultural and Pastoral Society President Neville Copping said the completion of this long-awaited Vera’s Kitchen project was made possible thanks to the Federal Government.
“The new kitchen facilities were the final stage of the Showground Hall rebuild, which we have been working on for almost five years.
“We now have the dining hall back in full service and up to a standard the community can utilise for events in the future.” Mr Copping said.
“We are very grateful for Tony Pasin’s support assisting us to rejuvenate the Showground Hall.”