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What’s in-store for Springfield’s beloved storekeepers

Daniel Bouwmeester    December 26, 2022    2 min read   

Two of the biggest celebrities in Greater Springfield just so happen to be two of the most humble residents you’ll come across.

In truth, Terry and Frances Slaughter are as much a staple of the region as are the fruits, meats, and dairy they sell every day at IGA Springfield Lakes.

The couple has lived in and loved their community for decades – around 30 years, in fact – and this year, they celebrated their 10th anniversary running their local IGA.

“We love supporting locals because we are local,” Terry said.

“We live here. We have 30 local staff employed here.”

Some residents might not know Terry and Frances have a park named after them right in the heart of Springfield Lakes, surrounded by the famous waterways.

Jordan MP Charis Mullen said they are “absolute champions”.

“Terry and Francis Slaughter [are] always thinking of others, and their store is much-loved by our local community,” she said.

“Importantly, they also support other local businesses by including their products in-store, including Two Butchers and The Cheesecake Shop.”

In addition, the store offers a regular Justice of Peace Service, lotto tickets, dry-cleaning, and parcel collection and drop-off.

They partner with Menulog for grocery pickup and at-home delivery.

In 2018, Ms Mullen even honoured Terry with a special ‘Jordan Greats – Queensland Day Award’, an acknowledgement of the individual and community organisations within the new electorate.

“Terry has been a massive contributor in the Jordan electorate. He is extremely active in his generous support of local charities, schools and community groups,” she said at the time.

“Through his local business, Terry is well known for providing food vouchers for people in need through his partnership with Westside Community Care.”

Terry & Frances Slaughter Park is located at 6 Santorini Way, Springfield Lakes.

GA Springfield Lakes is located at 22/31 Springfield Lakes Boulevard. Regular hours are 6am to 9pm daily. For more information, call 3288 4444.

Images: Terry & Frances Slaughter.

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.