AFTER running the Mullaley Roadhouse for 13 years the Commins family have now taken ownership of the Mullaley Post Office Hotel.
The local family took control of the hotel in late November, and will play host to the Mullaley Public School P&C’s chocolate wheel fundraiser on Saturday.
Co-owner Lisa Commins said running a hotel for the first time “is very exciting.”
“This is our first time running a pub and we are really looking forward to making a go of it,” Mrs Commins said.
“There have been a few teething problems in the first few weeks but we are very excited for what lies ahead.”
Mrs Commins said the family is planning on making the hotel more family orientated.
“We are planning on putting a small playground in,” she said.
“Our hope is that we can make this a place for people to come and relax, have a nice meal and have a cold beer with their families.”
This Saturday, the hotel will play host to the Mullaley Public School P&C’s chocolate wheel fundraiser which Judy Commins said “will be a great family event.”
“It’s an event that is really well supported by the Mullaley community,” Mrs Commins said.
“First prize this year is a Christmas ham and I know there are plenty of other great prizes up for grabs as well.”
Mullaley Public School principal Christine Patison said the funds raised at the event will go towards adding a third teacher to the staff.
“We have 45 students at the school and a number who require more support,” Ms Patison said.
“The aim for our fundraising is specifically for a third teacher and to extend our learning support programs.”
Ms Patison said the school was hoping for a large turn-out at the event.
“We hosted a spring market back in September that was so well patronized we were a bit overwhelmed,” she said.
“So if we can get that sort of support from our community that would be really great.”
The fundraising event will kick off at the Mullaley Post Office Hotel from 6pm on Saturday, December 9.