Monto re­vives fam­i­lies

Vol­un­teers help tired trav­ellers

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - Ge­orge Smith

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.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

RE­VIVED: ThePeters fam­ily, Robyn, Kristin, Si­mone and Bob, ap­pre­ci­ate the ser­vice fromMonto’s DriverRe­viver team of vol­un­teers.

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