September 18, 2020
The glittering gowns and stylish suits were there, and the smart cars were there … but COVID-19 meant the crowds that usually packed into the Glendon Street Forecourt were missing at St Mary’s Catholic College’s annual formal on Thursday night.
The COVID Safe plan adopted for the night meant only a handful of people were allowed to watch the red carpet arrivals.
And the students, usually greeted by a phalanx of photographers, were left more or less in peace to stroll up the carpet and into Kingaroy Town Hall.
The arrival was livestreamed by P&F president Damien Martoo on the school’s Facebook page so proud parents and friends could watch from the safety of their homes.
Damien and teacher Jess Cunningham kept up a stream of commentary about the cars and fashions as the vehicles rolled in to discharge their occupants.
Unfortunately, the same COVID Safe rules that kept the forecourt empty meant southburnett.com.au couldn’t be there. But by all accounts everyone had a great night … and a big thank you to John Dalton for supplying the photographs!