Orange's Summer Street boosted with new store, Manildra Group donates 40 million meals and bronze for Lakeview Luxury Cabins.

VARIETY: Gavin Kingstone has opened Got It in the old Dick Smith store. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA

VARIETY: Gavin Kingstone has opened Got It in the old Dick Smith store. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA

The newest shop on Summer Street is discount variety store Got It. It’s been open for less than a week but owner Gavin Kingstone said there had been an incredible response. “A lot of people are saying that they couldn’t find what they were looking for (elsewhere),” Mr Kingstone said. He said people had asked if it’s just a pop-up store but Mr Kingstone said Got It was here for the long term. “My main aim is to have things you can’t find elsewhere, it’s not to duplicate any other stores. One of our specialties is party supplies and costumes as well as seasonal stock. We want to challenge and lift the perception of your traditional discount store.”

Millions of meals

The Manildra Group and MSM Milling has reached another milestone, 40 million meals provided to those in need. The agribusiness partnered with Foodbank Australia, Rinoldi Pasta and Simplot Australia. It’s donated 1800 tonnes of flour, 15,000 litres of canola oil to produce pasta and pasta sauce. “Through the generosity and commitment of Rinoldi, Manildra Group, MSM Milling and Simplot we have a constant and sustainable supply of a product that forms the foundation of a variety of hearty meals,” Foodbank CEO Brianna Casey said.

Tourism award

MILLIONS: MSM Milling director Pete Mac Smith, Foodbank CEO Brianna Casey, Manildra Flour manager John Brunner.

MILLIONS: MSM Milling director Pete Mac Smith, Foodbank CEO Brianna Casey, Manildra Flour manager John Brunner.

For Lakeview Luxury Cabin owners Pam and Trevor King, gold is the next step for them at the NSW Tourism Awards. Their business was awarded bronze for self-contained accommodation at this year’s state awards last Friday, it’s the first time they’ve won an award at the state level. “The awards are a good way to step back and look at what you’re doing. We can compare ourselves and review ourselves against our peers,” Mrs King said. “We really want to win gold, but we’ll keep persevering,” she said. The Kings are looking forward to receiving their feedback from the awards and will focus on building their third cabin.

Extra hours

BRONZE: Council's Glenn Mickle with Pam and Trevor King from Lakeview Luxury Cabins. Photo: KYLE MANNING

BRONZE: Council's Glenn Mickle with Pam and Trevor King from Lakeview Luxury Cabins. Photo: KYLE MANNING

It’s time for Christmas cards, letters to Santa and gifts to go in the mail and Summer Street’s Australia Post office will extend its opening hours to cope with demand until December 24. The Summer Street office will open its doors from 8.30am until 5.30pm and as well as 9am to 12.30pm on Saturday. The parcel collection door will be open until 9am.

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