REUNION: Childhood friends Jill Godbold and Rita Evans are holding a Mt Isa reunion here in Bundaberg.
REUNION: Childhood friends Jill Godbold and Rita Evans are holding a Mt Isa reunion here in Bundaberg. Max Fleet BUNISA

Former Mt Isa residents to enjoy weekend reunion

GROWING up in Mt Isa, childhood friends Jill Godbold and Rita Evans remember a unique city where everyone knew each other and got along.

This weekend the pair will catch up with some familiar faces when they hold a reunion for former Mt Isa residents from the 1970s, right here in Bundaberg.

Mrs Godbold said up to 150 ex-Mt Isa residents would meet at the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct for two days of fun and reminiscing.

"They're coming from everywhere, Wide Bay, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg," she said.

"The last one in Bundaberg was in 1998.

"We just went to one in Nanango and thought we'd hold one here."

Mrs Godbold said they decided to take on the event for a challenge and had been overwhelmed by the response.

"When we tell people we're going to have an Mt Isa reunion, they think we're going to Mt Isa," she said.

"But there are a lot of people who used to live in Mt Isa that live here and other places and a lot of towns have Mt Isa reunions."

Mrs Godbold and Mrs Evans have been friends for 48 years and during those years have moved in and out of each other's lives and now they're looking forward to seeing more former friends.

"You can still see in people's faces, they look the same, just a bit older," Mrs Evans said.

A Wild West themed dance will be held tomorrow night before the main event on Sunday, call 0476 976 329 for details.



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