A jolly good time to ar­rive in town

Chinchilla News - - NEWS OPINION - Kate McCor­mack Kate.McCor­[email protected]­chillanews.com.au

MELON coun­try sure is sweet at Christ­mas time, par­tic­u­larly to new jour­nal­ists it seems!

My first day at Chin­chilla News had me off and run­ning, min­gling with the lo­cals at the CCCI Christ­mas Street Party held last Thurs­day evening. This was an ex­cel­lent way for me to get a feel for the town of Chin­chilla, a part of the world I hadn’t had the pleasure of vis­it­ing since I was young.

Af­ter liv­ing in sev­eral parts of Queens­land and South-East Asia, I be­lieve you re­ally get to know a place by its people. Chin­chilla im­me­di­ately struck me as a town with a lot of heart and soul.

On Fri­day I was for­tu­nate enough to meet some of the lo­cal Drought An­gels and was left in awe of Tash John­ston and her com­mit­ted team of vol­un­teers. What an as­tound­ing dif­fer­ence two lo­cal ladies can end up mak­ing. The best part is, Drought An­gels is just one of the fan­tas­tic ini­tia­tives hap­pen­ing right now in Chin­chilla.

I’m look­ing for­ward to get­ting out and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing much more of this great part of the world as well as more of the lovely lo­cals.

Chin­chilla, from the bot­tom of my heart, thank you for mak­ing my first week in town so mem­o­rable and sweet.

The Chin­chilla News fam­ily would like to wish our read­ers a safe and merry Christ­mas.

Our next edi­tion will be out next week as usual on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 27.

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