Boomerang bags need to be returned home
the Whitsunday community can sit back and enjoy the show.
The Whitsunday SESsions benefit concert will be held near the Whitsunday Sailing Club on May 27.
All proceeds will go to Whitsunday SES, which kept the community on its feet in the cyclone’s aftermath. SMALL steps forward are a cause for celebration.
This was the philosophy at a Boomerang Bag workshop at the Whitsunday Shopping Centre courtyard last week as volunteers got back to work four and-a-half weeks on from Cyclone Debbie.
While the category four cyclone has had an effect on Boomerang Bag numbers and volunteers, Boomerang Bag organisations in Euroa (Victoria), Wangaratta (Victoria) and Mudgeeraba (Queensland) have mailed a total of 66 ready sewn bags to the Whitsundays to bring back some momentum towards the goal of creating 1000 bags by the end of June.
Seven Boomerang Bags were also delivered from the New Zealand suburb of Te atatu in Auckland.
Volunteers have also received a fresh sewing machine donation.
However, as volunteers tirelessly sew bags there is an important message for shoppers making use of them.
Please remember to return them.
Whitsunday co-ordinator Barb Adamson said a solution was being sought to get the message across.
“We will have to do something (about the lack of returns though). There is a beautiful poster we have made and it is available to go into the shops. It says that we want people to remember their own bags,” she said.
Anyone interested in donating materials or volunteering for Boomerang Bag Whitsunday can call Barb Adamson on 0458 525 700.
MUSIC FEST: James Blundell will be one of many artists to feature at Whitsunday SESsions.
BRING THEM BACK: Volunteer Jo Pillifeant wants people to remember to return Boomerang Bags.