Older Monto group needs new lead­ers

Hope to keep group go­ing to cel­e­brate 40th

Central and North Burnett Times - - OVER 50S -

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.

PHOTO: ILY SMITH

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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.

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