Positives wash up
Region’s flood book a memento of Burnett’s true grit
A VINTAGE clothing exhibition and a cuppa added to the atmosphere at the launch of the North Burnett Flood Book at Biggenden on Thursday.
The launch, held in conjunction with the town’s Biggest Morning Tea, raised almost $1000.
BIEDO media and marketing officer and flood book co-ordinator Amanda Wenck said the reaction to the book had been extremely positive. Books are selling fast. “This makes the massive hours and sleepless nights in putting it together all worth it,” she said.
“It has been such a privilege to be involved in this book.
“I love that it is a keepsake of an historic event and that it has a positive impact for our region through funding much-needed services.
“It truly impresses me to think when people are so drained in every way from the strain of an event like this, they can all get together and do something positive.”
The book was also launched in Monto as a prelude to the stage production of GoneWith TheWind.
BIGGENDEN BASH: Getting into the spirit of the Flood Book launch at Biggenden are North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Don Waugh and wife Carmel with Inspector Kev Guteridge.
LAUNCHING HISTORY: At the Monto launch of the North Burnett Flood Book are (from back left) Col List, Ken Murray, Berendina Wurth, Amanda Wencke, Thelma Williams, Hazel Schultz, (front) Liz Robertson, Lyn Tucker, Jean Carr, Doreen Bridges and Jean Maynard.
PHOTO: GEORGE SMITH