#democracysausage the hit of election day

SMELL OF DEMOCRACY: #democracysausage was trending on Twitter during Saturday's local council elections. Photo: NADINE MORTON 090917nmsnag
SMELL OF DEMOCRACY: #democracysausage was trending on Twitter during Saturday's local council elections. Photo: NADINE MORTON 090917nmsnag

POLICIES may have differed and political groups been worlds apart, but there was one clear winner for Parade during the election on Saturday.

While the chance to have a say on our city’s, state’s and country’s democracy is always appreciated, there is one vital ingredient that she ‘must’ have at each election – the humble sausage sizzle.

It doesn’t matter whether it is at a school, church or community hall, the #democracysausage is a vital post-vote snack.

And, it seems Parade was not the only one who liked a sausage sandwich at the polling booth.

For most of Saturday #democracysausage was trending on Twitter, with many voters sharing photos and thoughts about how vital this election treat was.

Parade must admit she did bypass one Bathurst polling centre when she couldn’t see a sizzling barbecue from the road. But a couple of blocks away she had success when she spotted volunteers manning a very busy barbecue at the Catholic Centre.

And with her $3 handed over for a sausage and onions on white bread with a splash of tomato sauce the voting experience was complete.

To all the volunteers who manned barbecues and baked cakes for the day, thank you for bringing a little bit of election joy to voters like Parade.

Sunshiny days in city bring joy

YOU could be forgiven for thinking you’d walked straight into summer on Monday in Bathurst.

The mercury was predicted to reach up to 20 degrees – almost four degrees above the long-term average for September.

The next two days are set to be even warmer, with maximums of 24 degrees on the way for our city.

While the warm temperatures will be very appreciated for summer-loving Parade, the highs are still a way off the warmest day on record for September.

That day was recorded back in 1980 with the mercury soared to 29 degrees on September 30.

But don’t get too used to the warm weather, with the mercury is set to plunge to a top of just 10 degrees on Thursday.