Port Pirie woman notches up 45 years' service

FOODIE: Mienwen Wade displays her award for long service with Meals on Wheels. She began duty as a deliverer.

FOODIE: Mienwen Wade displays her award for long service with Meals on Wheels. She began duty as a deliverer.

Port Pirie's Mienwen Wade has been recognised for 45 years' service to Meals on Wheels.

She accepted an award from Governor Hieu Van Le with other long-serving volunteers at Modbury earlier this month.

Mrs Wade's father was a railway worker and so, during her childhood, she moved around to many towns.

She originally joined Meals on Wheels because her mother was receiving meals and she wanted to help.

Mrs Wade has been mains cook, sweets cook, assistant supervisor, secretary and committee member.

She had many funny experiences such as when a cat jumped into an open car boot and was eyeing off the cottage pie which was in an open tray in a past era.

Mrs Wade is a proud mum to three sons including twins, and she and her husband recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Her other passion is needlework of all kinds, from cross-stitch to quilting.

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