Festive bus service to get kids to school
SPREADING Christmas cheer while ensuring all students have the same opportunity to get to school is the driving force behind Renee and Rodney Waugh’s bus run.
The business is in its fourth school run. Owned by Renee’s late parents Ken and Lorelle Jump, it drives 40-50 kids to school every morning from Yuleba to Roma.
“Jumpy” drove the bus for over 20 years before handing the steering wheel over to Rodney and Renee prior to his retirement over 15 years ago.
Mrs Waugh said the free service is all about helping kids as well as the wider community.
“This family owned and operated business supports any local community events and celebrates the festive season by decorating the bus,” she said.
“Driver Julie Klein took over the driving after I broke my back and is an outstanding operator with the passion and commitment to the community’s families.
“She follows my commitment over the previous years in continuing on with adorning the festive season, driving the bus this year as the Naughty Little Elf.”
Mrs Waugh said with the drought continuing it is important they support the community in any way possible.
“ We want to put a smile on the faces of our kids and support the spirit of Christmas over the extended trying season we are going through,” she said.