April 2, 2020
Feeling gloomy because of all the viral news? A couple of soon-to-be elected councillors want to do something about it!
Councillors-elect Danita Potter and Kathy Duff have good reasons to smile themselves – they are both way ahead in the official voting numbers – but they are also worried that many South Burnett residents aren’t smiling at the moment.
All the news about COVID-19 and the restraints that have kept residents at home are testing people and fraying nerves.
So the pair have come up with a colourful idea.
Remember Pinking Up The South Burnett last year which raised awareness about breast cancer?
That was Cr Potter and Cr Duff’s initiative. Now they want the South Burnett to turn yellow … to spread “a ray of sunshine” throughout the region.
Cr Duff said yellow represented “happiness, hope and sunshine”.
“We want people and businesses to come on board with it, like they did with Pinking Up The South Burnett,” Cr Duff said.
“They can wear yellow, decorate their houses – inside and out – and shop windows.”
The pair thought it might also be a good way to keep children bored at home busy.
They could do drawings, colour-ins, paintings, take photographs …
A Facebook page, “Ray Of Sunshine South Burnett“, has been set up where people can upload photos of their yellow things.
“We want to put some smiles back on to people’s faces,” Cr Duff said.
Cr Duff is better known for her love of pink, but she has added a touch of yellow for the campaign.
Yellow, however, comes naturally to Cr Potter … it’s her favourite colour and she already has a wardrobe of clothes in the right hue.
On a more serious note, Cr Duff pointed out that next Friday (April 10) is Good Friday and with all the talk of COVID-19, it could pass almost unnoticed.
The Barambah Ministers Association will be hosting an online community prayer session this Sunday (Palm Sunday) from 4:00pm on The Martoo Review.
Music will be provided by Bridget O’Shannessy.
Then on Good Friday itself, the Barambah Ministers Association is urging Christians to make a cross to place outside their houses.