Pos­i­tives wash up

Re­gion’s flood book a me­mento of Bur­nett’s true grit

Central and North Burnett Times - - AROUND TOWN -

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.

PHOTO: ERICA MUR­REE

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

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