September 18, 2018
Proston’s inaugural Healthy Living Forum was a big success on Saturday … and there was also a big surprise for one of the organisers.
At the end of the day, Proston Lions Club president Les Blanch presented Community Health Nurse Kathy Crane with the Professor Ian Frazer Humanitarian Award to recognise everything she does for Proston.
The award is named after Queensland immunologist Prof Frazer in recognition of his research into cervical cancer and his assistance to the Lions Medical Research Foundation over many years.
The award is given to someone who has provided outstanding services to the community or support for medical research.
The Healthy Living Forum was a joint project of Proston Lions, Proston QCWA and the Proston community.
Proston Lions secretary Jan Barsby said it had been well-received by the 150 or so visitors, and well-supported by local residents.
There were a number of stalls as well as a string of guest speakers from Kingaroy, including optometrist Malcolm Lee See, podiatrist Rachel Stone and Allison Merton, from Diabetes Care New Beginnings, who all talked about various aspects of health care.
The QCWA’s Country Kitchens team provided several healthy cooking demonstrations.
There were also demonstrations by the Proston Line Dancers, Free2Dance Hip Hop Crew from Wondai, and the local tai chi club.