PENROSE PICNIC PAVILION OFFICIALLY OPENED
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson was privileged to attend the official opening of the Howard Penrose Pavilion at the Tamworth and District Model Engineers model railway, in honour of the late Mr Howard Penrose.
Mr Anderson was joined by Mrs Marj Penrose who officially unveiled the plaque along with Club President of the Tamworth and District Model Engineers, Mr David Scott.
Mr Anderson said “The Howard Penrose Pavilion has been made possible through a $24,000 NSW Government Community Building Partnership Grant.
“With the help of these funds the Tamworth and District Model Engineers were able to construct a pavilion to house six picnic tables where the club can set up a small, portable barbeque on its public model-railway days,” Mr Anderson said.
President of the Tamworth and District Model Engineers, Mr David Scott said that the vision for the entire miniature railway area named Victoria Park Railway Station, is that it was always going to be a community park.
“We have a lot of young families that visit the miniature railway and Howard Penrose thought that it would be a great idea to hold sausage sizzles on public model-railways days.
“The pavilion was Howard’s idea, and it is great to see that we were able to honour Howard’s vision and build the area to hold the barbeques for the public,” Mr Scott said.
Mr Anderson said “The Howard Penrose Pavilion looks fantastic and credit must be given to those involved in the project and to David Scott, who was instrumental in the Tamworth and District Model Engineers receiving the grant.
“The members of the Tamworth and District Model Engineers are all volunteers and I congratulate and thank them because these organisations play a very important role in our community and provide so much through their dedication and commitment. In this case its model trains and there is something magical about them. I thoroughly enjoyed riding on them on the day, as did many others who were present.
“I encourage everyone big and small to visit Victoria Park Railway Station at Tamworth and take a ride, the very authentic trains and station is open every third Sunday of the month.” Mr Anderson concluded.