Community spirit makes goal re­al­ity

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE ad­di­tion of a lounge and sun­room to the Eidsvold Mul­ti­pur­pose Health Cen­tre is a goal achieved thanks to the com­bined ef­forts of DONs, Community Ad­vi­sory Net­work mem­bers and a siz­able do­na­tion from the Bur­nett Ma­sonic Lodge.

The rooms are fur­nished with large pho­to­graphs of fa­mil­iar lo­ca­tions around Eidsvold.

In his Wel­come to Coun­try long-term res­i­dent Os­car Chap­man spoke of rais­ing his 10 chil­dren at Eidsvold and all mem­bers of the community work­ing to­gether.

Jan and John Moss­man brought the need to the at­ten­tion of the Bur­nett Ma­sonic Lodge, which do­nated funds from the sale of their build­ing to ben­e­fit aged care res­i­dents.

This money was used to fur­nish the rooms and en­ables res­i­dents to en­joy their twi­light years in fa­mil­iar sur­round­ings.

Dot Hamil­ton OAM spoke of its pur­pose – to dis­play the names of all res­i­dents, past and present. ■ For more pho­tos, turn to page 8 or visit the on­line gallery at south­bur­nett­times.com.au.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

RES­I­DENTS HON­OURED: The names of all res­i­dents of Eidsvold Mul­ti­pur­pose Health Cen­tre’s aged care unit are listed on a silt­stone rock in the cen­tre’s gar­den. Dot Hamil­ton OAM cut the rib­bon at the week­end, with (from left) John Moss­man, Rt Wor Bro John Men­zies, Mayor Don Waugh and Bruce Tye.

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