What a town

Chinchilla News - - OPINION -

I AM bi­ased but it was deeply sat­is­fy­ing to see Aunty Jodie Hart re­ceive an OAM last week. Sixty years of con­tin­u­ous com­mu­nity ser­vice and char­i­ta­ble fundrais­ing is ex­tra­or­di­nary. An­other Chin­chilla leg­end, Vince McCaf­fery, turns 90 this week. Vince and Marg McCaf­fery and Jodie and Kev Hart are ir­re­place­able icons of Chin­chilla. They fully un­der­stand that real hap­pi­ness is not in ma­te­rial things but in lov­ing fam­i­lies, giv­ing back and be­ing part of a strong so­cial net­work. I started to lament who will suc­ceed these pil­lars of so­ci­ety. But last weekend Ch­eryl Hen­ningsen and her team of 300-plus Re­lay for Lif­ers raised $40,000 for cancer and had fun in the process. Chin­chilla might not have the Gabba or Chapel St or beaches but we are blessed with great spirit and won­der­ful people. Rob Hart Chin­chilla

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