Club fundraiser recog­nised

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

AFTER the North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil gave the green light for a skate park to be built in Mt Perry, the town be­gan ac­tively fundrais­ing.

The char­ity auc­tion held by the Ax­e­men and Sawyers’ Club re­ceived the award for Com­mu­nity Event of the Year.

The auc­tion held last Oc­to­ber raised $6300 for the skate park.

Auc­tion do­na­tions were pro­vided by towns­peo­ple and some ex­ter­nal spon­sors.

Since its es­tab­lish­ment in 2003, the an­nual auc­tion has raised $86,300 for char­ity projects, in­clud­ing Ro­tary Ru­ral Ac­com­mo­da­tion, Chil­dren’s Burns Unit, Ron­ald McDon­ald House and gym equip­ment for Mt Perry Sport and Rec Club.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

COM­MU­NITY EVENT OF THE YEAR: Brian Gerdes ac­cepts the 2015 Com­mu­nity Event award.

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