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Christmas Giveaway
For Community Groups

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I have 15 x $100 fuel vouchers to give away to community groups ... but you must enter by November 20

November 13, 2015

by Deb Frecklington

Christmas is on its way and to celebrate the hard work of our local community groups, I’m running a special Christmas competition to reward their hard work.

I’d like to encourage all South Burnett community groups based in the Nanango Electorate to get involved and be in the running to win one of fifteen $100 BP fuel vouchers.

Entering the competition is simple.

Just go on-line to my Facebook page, or email the following details to [email protected]:

  • Name of your group
  • Name of your President and Secretary
  • Best contact phone number
  • Club’s email address
  • Club’s mailing address

Entries close on November 20 and the winning clubs can decide how they would like to use the vouchers, such as in a raffle, or giving them away to one of their hard working volunteers.

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Nanango State High School's student leaders were introduced to the audience during the annual Awards night

School Awards Ceremonies

Our 2015 school year is coming to a close and I would like to congratulate all Year 12 students who are completing their senior education.

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Nanango State High School Awards Evening and was so impressed by the high levels achieved by the students across the academic, community, cultural and sporting fields.

Well done to Nanango SHS Principal Mr Daryl Early and the school staff for helping the students reach their potential.

I would like to particularly congratulate Becky Millar, who was awarded the Senior Dux for 2015.

It was also wonderful to present the three ‘Deb Frecklington Reading Awards’ to students who have excelled in the Accelerated Reader Program: Itaal Brooymans, Kasey Springate and Maegan Mathews.

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Taabinga State School students Riley Hood, Chloe Plowman (at back), Jackson Beil and Isabella Hockenhull persuaded me to shoot a selfie of all of us on my mobile phone when I visited ... but we had fun doing it!

More Awards!!

Over the next few weeks I’ll be presenting certificates to primary school students across the South Burnett who’ve completed the Premier’s Reading challenge.

It was great to get the presentations underway at Taabinga State School on 6th November.

We all know how important it is to encourage the love of reading, so I look forward to congratulating lots more children on their reading achievements.

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Kingaroy State High School Tuckshop Convenor Lorraine Argent (at left) and me hard at work doing a bit of tuckshop duty myself on Tuckshop Day

Tuckshop Volunteers Are Our Quiet Achievers

The first Friday in November is ‘Tuckshop Day’.

It was a terrific opportunity to thank all the hardworking volunteers and convenors for the valuable role they play in daily school life.

It was lots of fun to spend some time at the Kingaroy State High School Tuckshop with Convenor, Lorraine Argent and her busy band of volunteers.

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Inspecting a biplane at the Australian Army Flying Museum at Oakey ...

The Australian Army Flying Museum: Right On Our Doorstep

I was recently invited to visit the Australian Army Flying Museum, a facility based right on the border of my Nanango Electorate in Oakey.

I was so impressed by the Museum, I wanted to spread the word across the South Burnett and encourage people to make the trip down to Oakey to visit this amazing display of flying history.

It is literally right on our doorstep and would be a wonderful day out for anyone interested in military history.

There are many army aircraft on display, along with other fascinating artefacts.

The Museum also has a band of keen volunteers who are currently building a WWI Sopwith Camel replica and a full sized Spitfire!

... and looking over a helicopter; if you're interested in planes but have never been to the Museum, I can certainly recommend a visit

[Photos: Nanango Electorate Office]

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