Funds ex­tend kids’ fun

Central and North Burnett Times - - AROUND TOWN -

MONTO Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil’s chil­dren’s play­group is set to ben­e­fit from a gen­er­ous do­na­tion.

The town’s IGA su­per­mar­ket has reached into its Com­mu­nity Chest fund to write a cheque for $250.

Monto IGA man­ager Peter Gib­ney said he wanted to do­nate to a cause with low funds so the play­group fit­ted the bill.

“The play­group had ap­proached us with a let­ter of ap­pli­ca­tion and we thought this was a great idea,” Mr Gib­ney said.

“The Com­mu­nity Chest is our way of giv­ing back to the com­mu­ni­ties who sup­port us”

Play­group co-or­di­na­tor Kathy O’Sul­li­van said MCDC was ex­tremely grate­ful for this gen­er­ous do­na­tion.

“This will be very use­ful,” Ms O’Sul­li­van said.

“Some of the pos­si­bil­i­ties un­der con­sid­er­a­tion in­clude a sand­pit, art and craft things and bats and balls.

“We try dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties for the chil­dren each week so any­thing to keep them ac­tive and amused is a pos­i­tive.”

The play­group op­er­ates each Wed­nes­day 9.30–11.30am out­side school hol­i­days.

PHOTO: GE­ORGE SMITH

HAPPY FAM­ILY: Play­group co-or­di­na­tor Kathy O'Sul­li­van is happy to ac­cept a cheque from Monto IGA em­ployee Sharon Han­ley.

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