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News in Brief Hinchinbrook

28/May/2021

Seymour Rural Fire Brigade

Congratulations to the Seymour Rural Fire Brigade on the opening of their new fire shed last Saturday , May 22, 2021.  The shed has been a project in the making for many years and would not have been possible but for the dedication and perseverance of all the members and by the significant act of generosity by local landholders, Sandy and Angie Walker, in donating the land in the beginning.

Rural Fire Fighter Recognition

Saturday morning, May 22, 2021 also saw the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) recognise many local volunteer, Rural Fire Brigade members for their exceptional service and dedication to the Hinchinbrook community.  These guys and gals in the yellow trucks and overalls have unselfishly accumulated a massive 464 years of combined service of protecting our community and all that we hold dear, and for that we acknowledge, thank, and commend you all.  A Medal and Citation – Diligent and Ethical Service Medal (DESM) was awarded to Vince Balanzategui, Steven Condon, Hazel Exelby, Lex Exelby, Salvatore (Sam) Torrisi, Frank White, and Allen White.  A Medal and Citation – QFES Medal was awarded to Ricky Boscato, Chris Butler, Steve Leonelli, Robert Lyon, Robert Morris, Stephen Nowak, David Seri, Wally Skinner, Rhonda Skinner, Karen Balanzategui, Kellie Bona, and Tom Gosney.

Upper Stone Country Women’s Association

There was some fantastic news coming from the Upper Stone Country Women’s Association’s Committee this week.  Readers will recall that, due to dwindling membership and attendance at meetings, a planning meeting to discuss the Association’s future direction was held.  Thankfully, the future is rosy, with many new attendees at the meeting, and membership renewal at 25.   Great news!  Keep it up girls, your contribution to the wellbeing of Upper Stone and our Hinchinbrook community is much appreciated.

$25,000 Monster Raffle Winners

The Council would like to congratulate the following prize winners of the $25,000 Monster Raffle who were announced at Tasman’s Parkfest.  The first prize went to Mark Tomba, who supported Ingham Sportspower.  The second prize was awarded to Carole Groundwater, who supported Barnes Sewing Centre.  Finally, the third-place winner was Cherie Glasgow, who supported Ingham Garden and Gifts.  The estimated economic spend from the initiative was over $3.2 million, with over 13,000 entries received.  Thank you to all of those who participated in the $25,000 Monster Raffle and supported our local businesses.  The Council would also like to thank the participating businesses who made this initiative possible.

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