Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Little Bit Extra Award

I was excited to be the recipient of a very special customer service award, presented on Wednesday evening by the young people from The Youth Enterprise Shed. The Mount Evelyn traders were all invited to Morrison Cafe for drinks and "nibblies", and awards were given out to local businesses who "gave a bit more" from the perspective of the youth in the area. It was a beautiful evening and we all enjoyed sitting and nattering on the deck, with a wine or three, overlooking the township and Dandenong ranges beyond. Below is the cafe, on the right.
My congratulations and thanks go to Tim and his fantastic team - for the organisation and atmosphere created to make a lovely evening. It has spurred me on to attend the Traders' Association meetings!
I would like to show you photos of the old railway station - it has been converted into the library and Morrison Cafe. The Warburton Trail, which follows the old railway line, is an extremely popular path for walkers, bikes and horses, and extends from Lilydale to Warburton.
This is the original station.
Above is the cafe and library - converted from the old station buildings.
I think it's a pity that the old steam trains are not running any more - what a fantastic trail it would be if the trains could run side-by-side with the pathway!
I remember back in the sixties watching the last train go through. We sat on the bank of one of the cuttings and waving like mad to all the passengers. Of course, I was VERY young then!!!!
The above photo is looking along the trail, where the trains ran. You can see the Mount Evelyn Community Link building (an information centre). The cafe and library are on the right behind the trees. This is the way I walk to the bank, post office, etc when I have "Teddly" things to do.

1 comment:

The little book of Nessie said...

Congratulations for your award Liz. I have enjoyed a nice soy latte a few times at Morrison Cafe. It is quite a lovely area round there. Enjoyed seeing the old photo of the Mt. Evelyn Station from the 'good old days'. Regards, Nessie