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Fundraising Barbecue Beyond Expectations

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Officer-in-charge of Kingaroy Police, Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney, with Inspector Graeme Paine, from Dalby, at Wednesday’s ‘Beyond the Boundary’ fundraising barbecue

March 6, 2019

More than 600 eggs, who knows how much bacon and not enough bread … by any measure the “Beyond the Boundary” fundraising barbecue was a big success in Kingaroy on Wednesday morning.

The main organiser, Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney, said he had no idea yet how much money had been raised but he was very happy with the rollout.

The barbecue was organised by Kingaroy Police to assist the Winton community which was hit hard by the recent floods.

Some Kingaroy officers have links to the region, but it is also the most northern part of the South-West police district, of which Kingaroy is a part.

The barbecue was also supported by the South Burnett Regional Council, SunPork, Kingaroy State High School and Kingaroy Lions Club.

CROW-FM did a live broadcast of their breakfast show, which added to the carnival atmosphere.

A special visitor on the morning was recently appointed Inspector Graeme Paine, from the Dalby-Burnett Patrol Group.

He took up his new role in October last year.

The Dalby-Burnett Patrol Group is made of 19 police divisions or stations: Bell, Blackbutt, Cecil Plains, Cherbourg, Chinchilla, Cooyar, Dalby, Jandowae, Kingaroy, Kumbia, Meandarra, Millmerran, Murgon, Nanango, Peranga, Proston, Tara, Wondai and Yarraman.

  • UPDATE: South Burnett Regional Council is reporting that just under $9000 was raised, including donations.

CROW-FM’s Chris “Corky” Corcoran and Bob Coleman … broadcasting live from the brekkie

John Carey, Kirstie Schumacher, Kevin Krosch, Kathy Cope, Scott Tucker and Peter Oxenbridge … the Stanwell crew (in high vis) were chatting about the upcoming Wondai Sprints carnival with organiser Kevin

Jess Trevor and Sam Allen, from Swickers, were helping serving customers on the bacon burger line

Volunteer-in-Policing Peter Verbakel with Senior Constable Jodi Jones and admin officer Emmy Cooper

Helping to cook the burgers … from left, Blake Mara (NRL), Greg Pomfret (SBRL), Detective Sergeant Scott Prendergast and John Box (CTC / CROW-FM)

Keeping the burgers flowing … Neville Radecker (Kingaroy Lions) and Volunteer-in-Policing Rosalie Winter

Enjoying a brekkie burger were Nate McKenzie, CTC workers Deb Richardson, Amanda Parnell, Angie Fisher, Trish Tonks, Tania Wilson and Angie Dingle, and Mark Petrakis (TAFE)

Keeping an eye on the breakfast were Senior Constable Todd Armstrong and Senior Constable Dan Walters

Firefighter David Duff with Kingaroy Station Officer Bruce Groer and Ruby, Melissa and Mark Beil

From Lady Bjelke-Petersen Hospital … Noreen Brockhurst, Vicki Rossi, Lyn Sullivan and Leanne Cutler

Andrew Saal and Melissa Venn, from Child Safety

Retired police officer Graeme Beard and Morris Winter, from Kumbia Neighbourhood Watch

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables

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