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RSL Distributes Early Christmas Presents

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At the cheque handover … from left, Elissa Broadhurst and Joni Mullins (Kingaroy SES); Gayani Mendis (Uniting Care); Kingaroy RSL manager Maxine Tessmann; Donna Millar (Uniting Care);¬†Warren Cockburn OAM (Kingaroy-Memerambi RSL Sub-Branch);¬† Andrew Sampson (Wondai 135 ACU) and Community Fun Day organiser Lorraine Reinbott

December 23, 2018

Kingaroy SES, Uniting Care and the 135 Australian Army Cadet Unit at Wondai all received a pleasant Christmas surprise last Friday.

The three groups were the beneficiaries of Kingaroy RSL’s first-ever Community Fun Day, which was held in the RSL’s Markwell Street car park on October 28.

The five-hour event offered a barbecue lunch, free entertainment from Arthur Nettelfield, face painting for children and a giant raffle with more than 40 prizes, all donated by local businesses.

More than 120 people took part in the activities and the day raised more than $4900.

On Friday, representatives from all three groups came to the RSL to receive cheques.

Lorraine Reinbott, who helped organise the Fun Day, said it had involved more work than she had originally expected – and next time, it may be held at a cooler time of the year.

“It was so hot on the day that the car park was melting,” Lorraine said.

She was pleased so many people had braved the heat and even more pleased the day’s efforts had raised so much money.

“We know $1600-plus isn’t a fortune, but it means a lot to these volunteer groups,” Kingaroy RSL board member Barry Krosch said.

“The SES, Uniting Care and the 135 ACU do so much for our communities, and this is a tangible way to thank them.

“We’d be a much poorer community if we didn’t have the amazing volunteers that we do.”


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