‘First Gentleman’ creates footpath library

Woy Woy CWA footpath library and Lachlan Bowtell

‘Take a book, leave a book’ is the motto of the Country Women’s Association Woy Woy as they launch their new ‘footpath library’ along the Woy Woy Waterfront.

The ‘library’, which is located outside the CWA hall at 30 The Boulevarde, offers locals a chance to grab a book whilst catching some fresh air.

Branch President, Jane Bowtell, said the project was launched during lockdown by her husband Lachlan.

“All [the] materials were recycled and repurposed from other projects,” Bowtell said.

“As the First Gentleman of our Branch, Lachlan does a lot behind the scenes to support our work.

“We’re so thankful to have some wonderful husbands and partners who so willingly support what we do.

“Whether it be helping by mowing our grounds, manning the BBQ at our sausage sizzles, helping with maintenance of our hall and anything else we ask of them.”

Bowtell said any locals who have spare books are able to drop them at the library for others to read.

Media release, Aug 22
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