Bin man makes day­care kids’ day

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY KIDS -

THE chil­dren of Bowen/ Collinsville Fam­ily Day Care were over the moon when “Mr Rub­bish Man” J.J Richards waste col­lec­tor An­drew Jor­gen­son came bear­ing gifts on Thurs­day morn­ing dur­ing his nor­mal rub­bish col­lec­tion in Mount Ju­lian.

Al­fie Wilson (age four), Mia Matthews (age five), Jac­inta Matthews (age two) and Grace La­guna (age one) made Mr Jor­gen­son choco­late chip cook­ies and drew him pic­tures of rub­bish trucks in an­tic­i­pa­tion for Thurs­day’s visit.

Mr Jor­gen­son had re­turned the favour on Thurs­day when he bought toy bins for the chil­dren to play with.

Their day got even bet­ter when Bowen/Collinsville Fam­ily Day Care ed­u­ca­tor Kelly Wil­liams in­vited Mr Jor­gen­son inside for a cup of tea.

Al­fie de­scribed the visit as “just like meet­ing Spi­derman”.

Ev­ery Thurs­day for the past two years, the chil­dren of Bowen/Collinsville Fam­ily Day Care have ea­gerly waited by the gate of their Mount Ju­lian res­i­dence for Mr Jor­gen­son to col­lect their rub- bish. His vis­its were re­cently ac­knowl­edged by the wider pub­lic when ed­u­ca­tor Kelly Wil­liams posted a thank-you mes­sage to Mr Jor­gen­son on the Face­book group, Whit­sun­day Chat.

The post re­ceived over 300 likes and Ms Wil­liams said she has since been stopped in shops by com­plete strangers, all agree­ing that Mr Jor­gen­son’s zest for his job was much ap­pre­ci­ated.

The chil­dren all said they look for­ward to Mr Jor­gen­son’s fu­ture vis­its.

CHEERY: Mia Matthews (5), An­drew ‘Jorgy’ Jor­gen­son, Al­fie Wilson (4), Grace La­guna (1), Bowen/Collinsville Fam­ily Day Care ed­u­ca­tor Kelly Wil­liams and Jac­inta Matthews (2) on Thurs­day morn­ing at the Bowen/Collinsville Fam­ily Day Care Mount Ju­lian res­i­dence.

SMILE AND WAVE: The chil­dren at Bowen/Collinsville Fam­ily Day Care love their weekly visit from J.J Richards waste col­lec­tor An­drew ‘Jorgy’ Jor­gen­son.

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