Monto revives families
Volunteers help tired travellers
MONTO’S spirit of volunteering was on show for the benefit of holiday traffic last weekend, as the town’s Driver Reviver team set up its site at the Lions Club shed on the Burnett Hwy heading towards Biloela.
The volunteer community service operates many sites around the nation and plays a humble role in the fight to reduce the road toll, which is often highest during holiday periods.
The Monto stop is operated on the opening and closing weekends of the school holidays, as well as for three weeks of the Christmas/new year period.
Bob Peters, wife Robyn and daughters Kristin and Simone were one family, who appreciated the generosity of the Monto team.
The Gatton residents were on their way home after visiting a family member in Rockhampton.
And they were quite happy to revive in Monto.
“We do this drive about two to three times a year, usually through the Burnett and make plenty of stops,” Mr Pe- ters said.
“My wife’s sister runs the Driver Reviver in Warwick so we are quite familiar with the service.”
Monto co-ordinator Ken Hutson said he was pleased to see the facility host plenty of passing traffic, with 87 vehicles on Saturday, January 5 and 118 on Sunday, January 6.
“We are ecstatic. While people keep coming through, we will keep operating and doing our best to keep people awake on our roads,” he said.
The team is calling for volunteers for Easter.
If you would like to volunteer, phone 4166 3018.
REVIVED: ThePeters family, Robyn, Kristin, Simone and Bob, appreciate the service fromMonto’s DriverReviver team of volunteers.