COMMUNITY DAY AT DONNYBROOK HUGE SUCCESS

By The Bribie Islander Gloss Magazine

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The recent Community Day held at Donnybrook on Saturday 23 March has proven to be a great success for the three local communities of Donnybrook Meldale and Toorbul. The inaugural event was instigated by the Moreton Bay Regional Council and it brought together many community organisations from the three Coastal Villages.

Our local councillor, Brooke Savige was in attendance and thanked everyone for their participation. The Fire Brigade was very prominent – especially in their bright yellow uniforms – even on such a hot day. Their members had their trucks on display, they manned a free sausage sizzle provided by the MBRC – and they put on a diorama display of what happens in a real fire. It was a very informative display.

The MBRC Mobile Library was in attendance and many local people made use of the facility, especially as the trailer is airconditioned! Our own Radio Station FM101.5 was in attendance, and they did a great job all day, informing us of what was going on. The SES, Disaster Management, Neighbourhood Watch Groups from Donnybrook and Toorbul, Donnybrook Progress Association, Toorbul & District Community Association, Toorbul & Donnybrook Pensioners’ Club, NDIS information, and the Pumicestone Garden Club were all represented with tables of information and goods to sell.

There was an exceptional display by a young man, Lachlan of his Lego models – firetrucks, helicopters and such wonderful items which he designs. A highlight was a scarecrow competition with community members voting for their choice. Simone Wilson donated a prize for the most popular which was won by Betty, whose scarecrow was doing his job from a wheelchair! As a first time event for our communities, it was very well attended, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves


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