Get sizzling at community barbecue area

    Rotary Club of Invercargill South members gather at the community barbecue area at Russell Square Park in South Invercargill.

    ROTARY Club of Invercargill South members want to encourage the community to make good use of the barbecue area established at Russell Square Park.

    The club met for an informal social meeting last Wednesday.

    The barbecue area was built in partnership with the Invercargill City Council, as a 50th anniversary project of the club, late in 2018.

    The project cost $35,000 and the council had provided power for the community space.

    Club president Wade Devine said it was the only barbecue area free to the public in Invercargill.

    “We want the public to come and use it but also to keep it clean.”

    Club member and past president Colin Anderson said the barbecue area was in the perfect location.

    “We are just trying to encourage people to come to Russell Square which is a great place for kids to come and play.

    “Even at this time of year if people wanted to come down for the evening, this is all free and you don’t have to worry about filling up a gas bottle.”

    The group helps organisations such as South Alive and schools in the area including Aurora College, Fernworth and New River Primary School.

    “If anyone is interested in joining the club, we are just ordinary people who want to help in the community,” Mr Anderson said.