Council a vital tool
THE Monto Community Development Council plays a vital role for many of the area’s charity groups.
Community needs were serviced through the council acting as an agency for organisations such as Centrelink and Meals on Wheels. Community development officer and centre managerKevin Fox said the organisation was seeking volunteers for reception and development of programs for disabled people and youth.
“Two such programs are Bobby Jacks (art and craft) and rockability, a performing arts group for both able-bodied and disabled people,” Mr Fox said.
“Jacqui Hamilton is our rural youth co-ordinator for young people at risk of homelessness and other social issues.
“Kathy O’Sullivan provides assistance to Jacqui with the children’s playgroup.”
Mr Fox is also the chair of the North Burnett Community ServiceNetwork, which is a network of community service groups throughout the North Burnett. The network previously had monthly meetings but due to State Government funding cuts, it now meets quarterly, with the next meeting in July.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Penny Stockwell and Kevin Fox from Monto Community Development Council are proud to improve the lives of the town's residents.