As the lovely suburb of Cook turns 50, The Cook Grocer celebrates 15 years of serving the Cook community! This grand festival-style celebration, dubbed Celebrate Cook Twilight Festival is happening this Saturday, November 10th from 2 pm – 7 pm, in front of Cook Local Shopping Centre at 27, Cook Place, Cook.
The five-hour fair will feature a local producers market with Canberra’s finest food and beverage producers, a kids’ zone, stage with music and community entertainment, a time capsule competition, art/historical displays, a zone for makers, a relaxation zone, community engagement and lots more happening.
Celebrate Cook intends to bring together the community to celebrate and showcase what Cook suburb means to them. The event will provide an opportunity for local producers and organisations (suburb-based and Canberra based where possible) to engage and connect directly with the local community to showcase what our region produces, makes and creates. “We’ll gather to share in great food, music, entertainment and laughter, in the car park and ‘gum tree-lined’ area in front of the increasingly rejuvenated spaces and businesses at the Cook Shops,” Daniel Raad, owner of The Cook Grocer and host of the Celebrate Cook Twilight Festival recently enthused.
The love and service to the Cook community began in 2003 when the Raad family purchased the local supermarket. With the desire to be something greater than just a shop selling groceries, they aimed to establish themselves as a part of the local community that passionately serves and upholds family values. Needless to say, they have successfully woven themselves into the fibre of the Cook community and are a beloved part of it.
The Cook Grocer has evolved over the years and expanded from being a provider of extensive, quality gourmet food to partaking in community development activities such as sponsoring local sporting teams, donating to school fetes, and employing local school children with their first jobs.
The Raad family would like everyone in Canberra to come and join in the celebrations. They are confident that there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
The Cook Grocer is located at 27, Cook Place, Cook, Canberra.
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