ANOTHER local mining company showcased its civic - and festive - spirit in the best possible way last week.
Representatives from Glencore's Mangoola Coal ventured to the Red Door Community Kitchen in Muswellbrook on Thursday, December 19, to not only attend the annual Christmas luncheon but to hand over a sizable donation to the organisation.
Cassandra King, Casey Wallace and Reece Carey delivered the proceeds from the mineworkers' 200 Club, which totalled $2000.
The early Xmas "gift" definitely put a smile on Brian Collard's face.
"We'd love to express our gratitude towards Mangoola Coal and its employees for their generosity," he said.
"It's a great effort and, one, which we certainly appreciate.
"Thanks to our many supporters for their help during the year as well."
Ms King admitted the company was more than happy to support the Red Door Community Kitchen.
"The volunteers do a fantastic job," the contracts and purchasing superintendent said.
"There was a full house for the Christmas lunch and a line-up for seats.
"It was an awakening for the three of us regarding the enormity of assistance that is required in our local community.
"Easily, more than 100 meals were served.
"We helped, along with NSW Police Force and Happy Tooth representatives, with serving lunch and dessert.
"It was great to meet some of our locals, too."
The Red Door Community Kitchen will now take a break over the New Year period.
But, it will open for coffee mornings on January 9, 16, 23 and 30 between 10am and noon.
The first lunch is scheduled for February 5.
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