School’s jazz celebration
CAIRNS State High School’s major 100th birthday events kick off today with an open day including tours, memory boards, souvenirs, memorabilia room displays and the opening of the MacKenzie Walk.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will also unveil the school’s centenary plaque.
The Jazz Supper Club event will be held on Saturday from 6pm with 800 past students and special guests expected to attend. For more go to the school’s Facebook page. HOMETOWN heroes are rallying support as NRL finals footy fever is set to sweep the region.
A swag of players and coaches will be on the big stage tonight and tomorrow with the weight of the Far North behind them.
Innisfail is arguably the proudest, boasting Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater and North Queensland Cowboys’ enforcer Scott Bolton.
Joyce Bolton has been watching her nephew play since his junior footy days on the Innisfail paddocks.
She won’t make it to tomorrow’s game, but will be watching intently from her Cassowary Coast home. “He has really lifted this year and is playing out of his shell,” she said.
Ms Bolton said the town was a “breeding ground”.
“Over the years we have had a few go through. Innisfail is just a mad rugby league town,” she said.
TABLELANDER: Ben Hampton.
LIFTED: Scott Bolton.