Politicians put some bubbles and froth into their policies with a visit to Trend Drinks in Gladstone.
Liberal Legislative Council members Terry Stephens, John Dawkins and Rob Lucas and candidate Andrew McLachlan sampled the soft drinks produced by the factory.
They were joined by Liberal candidate for Frome Kendall Jackson, of Warnertown, who suggested the politicians be photographed behind a heritage-painted counter. Co-owner Damian Casey was unable to put an estimate on the number of drinks produced each year including the popular F.C. Grubb lines.
But he and wife Rosemary confirmed that the supplies reached other States and, indeed, overseas markets.
“We were founded in the 1870s on this original site,” Rosemary said. “F.C. Grubb was the mayor for a time.”
Mr Dawkins, who is Upper House Whip and spokesman on suicide prevention, said his party were “strong believers in not only small business, but also communities”.
“The basic infrastructure is in these places,” he said.
The team also visited Port Augusta in the electorate of Stuart where they were joined by Liberal Member Dan van Holst Pellekaan.
The politicians, no doubt with a spring in their step as a result of imbibing some F.C. Grubb’s, met community and business leaders during their tour.