Our Kimba branch sits on the Eyre Highway, halfway across Australia and is famous for the ‘big galah’. A small country town like many others it caters to the thousands of travellers who pass through daily. Many don’t stop at all, others stop for fuel, food, and a quick rest.
Occasionally though there will one of those circumstances that make national headlines. A tragic accident on Highway One, and because of their location the Kimba community are on the frontline. Police, ambulance, CFS and SES are all called to help a stranger in need. Volunteers leave their paid jobs at a moments notice to help out. Remaining staff step up and fill in the gaps without hesitation. They might not be directly volunteering, but it is their way of helping.
Our Kimba branch is well represented. Harley Pahl volunteers for both the Kimba SES and CFS. Both groups play a vital role in any country community. Brad Shadwell is active in the Kimba Lions Club and he also takes time to drive the Kimba Racing Club courtesy bus sober driver.
Clint Powell chairperson for the Kimba Area School governing council, in his third year as member. has been president of the Kimba Apex Club for 3 years and an Apexian for 18 years, is a keen golfer and captain of the Kimba Golf Club and is also a BFIG (Buckleboo Farm Improvement Group) member.
Without volunteers our communities would be worse off. We at Pringles Crouch are proud to support the volunteers on our workforce, and on behalf of our communities we say Thank You.