Murray Bridge Branch of Meals on Wheels celebrate 50 years

For half a century, they've helped Murray Bridge community members in need.

On Tuesday, June 8, the Murray Bridge Community Club hosted the Murray Bridge Branch of Meals on Wheels as they celebrated 50 Years of delivering meals to their clients.

President of the Murray Bridge Meals on Wheels branch, Mary Rowley hosted the event and celebrated the achievements of fellow members.

Rural City of Murray Bridge Mayor, Brenton Lewis thanked all the members for their hard work.

"Congratulations on this celebration," Mayor Lewis said.

"I know you would have liked to celebrate last year, but as COVID stepped in it changed the game. But, here we are celebrating the 50 years service mark for the local chapter.

"It's one thing to acknowledge 50 years of any organisation, but to really put in those 50 years on the ground like this organisation has done, with people here all that time, it's really something to appreciate.

"Members have given their time and effort, and the Rural City of Murray Bridge is very proud of them.

"There are hundreds and hundreds of community members giving up their time within the community and we really appreciate them."

President and chair of Meals on Wheels South Australia, Bill Coomans urged the hard working volunteers to keep helping out their community.

"As a representative of you the volunteers, I just want to say keep going," Mr Coomans said.

"This is on going and we have a lot more work to do. There are a lot of people out there who need our help. We'll keep going and help them.

"I congratulate all of you. The Murray Bridge chapter is almost a part of the millionaires club.

"It's nearly one million members since your inception. You're getting very close. It's about 940,000. It won't be long will you join the other 19 branches in the club."

President of the Murray Bridge Meals on Wheels branch, Mary Rowley was ecstatic with how the day went.

"I'm very pleased that everyone enjoyed themselves and got to see the cutting of the lovely cake.

"The first meals that rolled out in Murray Bridge happened in Monday, June 8, 1970. It's actually 51 years of service, but due to last years pandemic, we had to cancel last year's celebrations.

"We'd love to see the next generation of Meals on Wheels volunteers joining on."

If you would like to volunteer, please call 8531 3074.

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