Laurine McAdam makes a donation to the skate park appeal organised by Biggenden’s Marie Jenner at the Lions market on Saturday.
Laurine McAdam makes a donation to the skate park appeal organised by Biggenden’s Marie Jenner at the Lions market on Saturday.

Biggenden fundraise for skate park

THE Biggenden community has set its sights high, hoping to raise $50,000 for a skate park.

Biggenden woman Marie Jenner said the small committee had a mammoth task as they tried to raise the funds to match $50,000 the North Burnett Regional Council had allocated for the project.

Mrs Jenner started her campaign for a skate park earlier this year, when she presented the council with a signed petition of 120 residents in March.

She said Biggenden was the only town in the shire without a skate park and it was badly needed.

“There is a real need for a skate park as children resort to riding their skateboards on roads, stormwater drains and in front of people's houses,” she said.

“There is a church across the road from our house and we have kids skating on the concrete and the younger kids catching them before they get on to the road.

“They also skate at the ambulance station with their permission.”

She said children needed more facilities and a skate park would provide a safe environment.

“Our kids will be a lot safer and they won't be on the roads,” she said.

The committee has already started fundraising with a cake, trash-and-treasure stall at the Lions market on Saturday.

She said the group was hoping to raise $15,000 to $20,000 but hoped the generosity of local businesses would prevail.

She said a bank account had also been opened at The Rock Bank for people to contribute.

“We are a little town but the kids have big hopes,” she said.

For more information or to donate, call Mrs Jenner on 4127 1616.

To donate at the bank, people can put in funds by quoting the BSB 655 000 and account number 20004993-3.

Isis local talent

CHILDERS youngsters will strut their stuff at the Isis Cultural Centre when the Isis District State High School presents a show featuring local talent this Friday.

The evening event has seen staff and students working tirelessly to produce the show, which will feature a variety of interesting acts involving dancers, bands, singers and poets.

Tickets are still available for the night. Call the school office on 4192 1222.

QCWA meeting

THE Burnett Division of the Queensland Country Women's Association will be held at the Childers Anglican Church Hall in Macrossan Street this Friday at 1.30pm.

An open invitation is extended to residents to take the opportunity to learn about the QCWA's work.

Royal Flying Doctor Service director Ian Lovegrove will speak.

For more information, call Edna Buck on 4151 7210.



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