Lawrence’s IGA in Canowindra continues to give back to the community through their Community Chest Program, raising $6,185.46 for community organisations. This year’s beneficiaries are Canowindra Public School P&C, St Edward’s P&F and The Age of Fishes Museum.
All were overwhelmed with the support received from IGA and the community. Mandy Townsend from St Edwards P&F said, “ The money will go towards new whiteboard tables for the infants room, sports balls and netball shirts. We are just blown away with the support from Johnny Lawrence and IGA. It’s just amazing”.
Beth Gordon President of Canowindra Public School P&C was also ecstatic and said, “We are aiming to resurface our level 2 play area with Kangaroo Courts. It is a big project, so this will help greatly!!!”
“We are putting the money towards building 11 educational, interactive, moving, laser cut metal panels depicting life on Earth through time, which will be placed around the time line area. Each one metre, metal panel will depict the organism living on earth at a particular time in history. The panels are upright and will have a spinning centre for children to play with, this project would not be possible without this contribution from IGA,” said Anne Clark, Manager of The Age of Fishes Museum.
John Lawrence was pleased to hear that they could make such a difference through the Community Chest Program, where people have either bought community chest products or specials throughout the year.
“All of the groups this year are worthy recipients. It is good to see the money going back into the community through school and community activities,” John Lawrence said.