Boomerang bags need to be re­turned home

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Ja­cob Wil­son ja­cob.wil­son@whit­sun­day­times.com.au

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

MU­SIC FEST: James Blun­dell will be one of many artists to feature at Whit­sun­day SES­sions.

PHOTO: JA­COB WIL­SON

BRING THEM BACK: Vol­un­teer Jo Pil­lifeant wants peo­ple to re­mem­ber to re­turn Boomerang Bags.

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