Bin man makes daycare kids’ day
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.