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“The story’s inspiration came from a real-life experience as in primary school I found it hard to fit in,” Ms Holmes said.
“I didn’t realise at the time (of writing) that I’m Molly.
“I didn’t have imaginary sausages talking to me, but still to this day, I know what it’s like to be different.
“For example, I was collecting spiders and to this day, I have a love for nature.”
Noting her son Kai’s recent fascination with flying ants at the pool, Ms Holmes wants him to feel secure about having different interests.
“It wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I guess I realised it was OK to be me,” she said.
“I’d hoped the book could be used as a tool to teach children about bullying.”
Ms Holmes said to have Silly Sausage chosen as the MARK Foundation’s gift was “amazing”.
“To see (the MARK Foundation) unfold the way it is, especially for the Millingtons, I am so inspired by them,” she said.
“It’s important to focus on primary school-age children as that’s where it (bullying) all starts.”
CENTACARE and the North Burnett Regional Council hosted a luncheon on March 12 celebrating International Women’s Day at the RM Williams Bush Learning Centre in Eidsvold.
Around 40 ladies from across the region enjoyed fine food, wonderful company and an inspirational talk given by Gay Tully.
Gay lives and works with her husband on their sheep and cattle station nearWindorah in south-west Queensland. Gay is a bowel and liver cancer survivor, a mother, grandmother, teacher, musterer, dozer driver, gardener and friend to many.
With much of regional Queensland still in the grip of drought, many beloved, long-established gardens are shrivelling up and dying. Gay knows the peace and joy that a small oasis of green garden can give to a worn-out farmer/grazier, so in keeping with her “just get on with it” approach to life, Gay established a social media campaign called Green Thumb Express, the aim being to encourage all garden lovers to strike cuttings of favourite drought-resistant plants from their own gardens to share with people who had watched as their own gardens withered.
In keeping with the spirit of Green Thumb Express, the North Burnett Council gave each guest a Grevillea Whiteana “Moonlight” developed in Mundubbera to take home and plant or give to a friend as a memento of the occasion.
Children from the Eidsvold State School, under the guidance of Rachel Koster, co-ordinator of the Eidsvold Community Participation Project, made beautiful decorations for each table, much to the delight of the guests. One guest said that the beautiful decorations took her breath away.
Red Cross night
AN INFORMATION night was held to inform interested families about setting up Red Cross for Biggenden children.
Red Cross Zone representation from Bundaberg and Childers gave an overview of the work Red Cross does and the history of the Biggenden branch, which folded about 10 years ago.
Parents and children in attendance are looking to become members of Red Cross and form a Biggenden group, affiliated with Childers.
There will be an emphasis on involving children in arts, crafts, visiting the hospital, fundraising and fun cultural activities.
Red Cross for children will start in Term 2 of a Monday from 3.30pm at the CWA Rooms.
Ladies from across the region gather at Eidsvold for International Women’s Day.