Time to say thanks
BACK ON TRACK: Desley Godwin and Noelene Diamond stock the shelves at Laidley Foodworks.
AFTER being re-opened for two weeks, Laidley Foodworks owners Graeme and Noelene Diamond have decided to say thank you to everyone that helped them get back on track in time to serve the community.
“It is very important to acknowledge people because they have really made the difference,” Mr Diamond said.
“We want to thank all the staff and parents of the staff and all the customer support and even volunteers we have never met who gave up their time.
“It was great to see customers even helping with the messy jobs and we would like to thank those locals around town who gave us the support.”
The Diamonds especially wanted to thank Terry the refrigeration mechanic, Tony the IT and electrics specialist and Craig the carpenter for their specialised skills in helping get the store open again.
Mrs Diamond said they got flowers, cards and chocolates from members of the community and there was an overwhelming response.
“We must also thank the suppliers for their offers of help that contributed to the quick rebuilding and restocking,” she said.
“We were just really amazed that small business operators around town who had been affected themselves were helping in the effort."
On Thursday, February 10, from 11am there will be a free sausage sizzle and giveaway held out the front of the Laidley Foodworks for the community.
“It is time to move on, get on with our lives and continue to band together and support local business,” Mr Diamond said.