Older Monto group needs new leaders
Hope to keep group going to celebrate 40th
JUNE Loader would love to see the Montonians turn 40.
But with no hands up to take over the social organisation, reaching the milestone birthday doesn’t look likely.
The Montonians get-together is a day when the oldies of Monto gather for lunch, which brings about 60 to the Shire Hall on the last Tuesday of each month.
“The group was started by the local priest 37 years ago, when he saw there were a lot of old people in town who weren’t getting out much,” Mrs Loader said.
It was held on a Tuesday because that was pig and calf day, when the whole town would hum with activity.
For the past six years Mrs Loader and Nancy Peardon
June Loader We really have some very nice oldies in this town.
READY FOR A BREAK: June Loader has volunteered for the Montonians for six years, and hopes someone else will soon step up to take the helm.
DAIRYING IN BIGGENDEN: Four horses were used to draw the cream wagon to the butter factory in about 1920. The Maryborough Dairy Association built a butter factory in Biggenden in 1911, and dairying became the major industry.