Cadets saluted for great con­tri­bu­tion

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Emily.smith@cnbtimes.com.au

PCYC Emer­gency Biggen­den Cadets have vol­un­teered 685 hours of their time at 25 com­mu­nity projects in the past 12 months.

At their first awards night the cadets marched into the Memo­rial Hall after gain­ing in­struc­tions from Coun­cil­lor LoftyWendt.

State pro­gram man­ager Jenny Schoof said across the state there were 375 mem­bers at 10 lo­ca­tions.

“Those mem­bers have un­der­taken 6368 hours’ vol­un­teer­ing at 142 projects,” she said.

“I think that is sim­ply out­stand­ing.”

Ms Schoof paid trib­ute to Biggen­den who had three cadets – Ge­off Imhoff, Fiona Gethings and Kayla Flana­gan named in the state’s top 15 cadets while leader Moira Thomp­son was named as a top adult leader.

Michael Imhoff, who had only missed one meet­ing through the year due to a SES land search, was named adult leader of the year.

Cadet of the Year was Cara Tucker, who has been in­volved with the group since its in­cep­tion.

Fel­low cadet Lu­cas McAskill took out the New Cadet of the Year prize. MONTO IGA has gone ba­nanas.

Out of 380 stores statewide and 880 in Aus­tralia, the Monto IGA was the state and na­tional win­ner for the best ba­nana dis­play.

“We were all go­ing to get ba­nana suits and run down the street but we didn’t need to. We won,” store man­ager Peter Gib­ney said.

Peter Gib­ney Not only is buy­ing ba­nanas good for you, but it’s good for the coun­try.

The award was based on the in­no­va­tion of the dis­play and the sales in­crease.

Mr Gib­ney said ba­nanas were pulling in more dol­lars than any­thing else in the pro­duce depart­ment.

“It’s all part of an on­go­ing cam­paign, be­cause the Queens­land ba­nana in­dus­try is un­der a lot of pres­sure at the mo­ment,” he said.

“Not only is buy­ing ba­nanas good for you, but it’s good for the coun­try.”

Most of the Monto IGA ba­nanas come from the Bund­aberg mar­kets.

“Ba­nanas are the per­fect fruit re­ally. They come with a wrap­per, have ev­ery­thing you need and noth­ing you

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

MON­KEY­ING AROUND: Monto IGA has beaten out 880 other IGA stores na­tion­wide to win a sought-after award for best ba­nana dis­play.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

TOP HON­OURS: Award win­ners Michael Imhoff, Cara Tucker and Lu­cas McAskill at the Biggen­den Cadet Awards night.

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