Red soil staining my soul
IT HAS only been a week since I took the keys to the Isis Town & Country office and in that short time I can see why the region is loved by everyone who lives in it.
There is a community spirit that is infectious – a feeling of belonging that clearly gets into peoples’ hearts and souls.
It might be plain luck that had me out here for Anzac Day when the entire country bands together as one, but I think it wouldn’t matter in this small town.
As I walked down the main street I was greeted by people saying hello, some held doors for me and others gave a smile or a wave as I passed by.
These acts of courtesy are missing from a lot of society and it helps me appreciate what makes the region special.
And from what I saw on Anzac Day the future is bright for Childers and the surrounding communities.
The reason I say this is because of the stunning performances of young students from Cordalba and Goodwood schools at Anzac Day services, and the respect shown by the older children from Isis High at its ceremony.
I wish I could have been able to attend all services which were held across the region because I am sure each and every child would have put in the same effort and shown the same respect as those I have mentioned.
Sadly, I am only here for this and the next edition of the Town & Country because I am sure the more time I spend in the area, the more I will fall in love with it and its people.
So if you see me up the street this week please introduce yourself because I’d love to meet you.
Emma Reid And from what I saw on Anzac Day the future is bright for Childers and the surrounding communities.