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COMMUNITY CARE CHRISTMAS SAUSAGE SIZZLE AND LIGHTS TOUR 2013
Tuesday December 10, 2013, starting from the Hughenden Centre for the Aged at 7pm; sausage sizzle from 5:30pm. Transport is available, with pick-ups starting at 4:30pm. Non-Community Care clients are able to join in for a $2 donation. For more information contact Community Care on 47412960.
CHRISTMAS CLOSURE AT COUNCIL:
- The Council Office will be closed from 5pm Fri 20 Dec, 2013 until 8am Thurs 2 Jan, 2014.
- The Flinders Discovery Centre will be closed Christmas Day and New Years Day only. The Flinders Shire Public Library and Community Care Office will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. In an emergency, Community Care can be contacted on 0427 410 301.
As the drought grows more one on one visits are needed and Aussie Helpers is looking for volunteers to assist, particularly, retired nurses and grey nomads. As we run up to Christmas and the drought becomes even more punishing, our Aussie Helpers volunteers will make life a lot easier and help many to pull through.If you’re interested Volunteers can register by visiting www.buyabale.com.au.
The Hughenden Aquatic Centre re-opens Friday 20 September 2013. The facility is located on Resolution Street, Hughenden.
Swimmers are welcome Monday to Friday 6am-10:30am and 1:30pm-7pm, Saturday 12noon-6pm and Sunday 12noon-6pm.
Work on the North Hughenden Sewerage Upgrade starts August 5, 2013. The sewerage mains will be constructed initially while associated house connections will be completed by mid-2014. (Once the new sewage treatment plant has been commissioned). Council Contact: Steve Turner, Ph: 4741 2900. NQ Excavations (contractors contact): Eric Lollo 4774 4322. Hours of Work: 7.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday. No work Sunday or Public Holidays.
Brides Bring Beauty to the Basalt
Thursday May 3, 2012
THE year 1928 is recognised as the period Hughenden got a town electricity supply.
But, and surely more significant in the eyes of the Hughenden woman Ailsa Morton, it was the year her mother Jean Scott was married.
The Flinders Discovery Centre has brought this significant day to life, along with many other weddings from the region.
The call for brides, past and present, interested in putting their wedding dresses, and bridal story on display first went out in January, with the result an exhibition including photos and information about each wedding.
The Centre’s `Bridal Exhibition’ started on May 2, with this first of four displays to run until May 25.
A second display will start on May 28 and continue until June 15, with the entire exhibition finishing after three months.
The idea for the Exhibition started when Council’s Community Development Officer Sherilee Honnery and Tourism Development Officer Sue Takacs attended a Small Museums Conference in Coolangatta late last year.
``We are wanting to get the community more involved so we have projects lined up for the year,’’ Ms Takacs said.
Ms Takacs said there was free admission for this current Exhibition for residents of the Flinders Shire and hoped that all locals would take the chance to look at this part of the region’s history.
``Our oldest dress in this display is Mrs Jean Scott the mother of Mrs Ailsa Morton Hughenden,’’ she said.
``The dress of Mrs Cecilia McNamara from “Delbessie” Hughenden is 60 years old.
``A big thank you must go to Monique’s for lending their mannequins and to all the ladies of the Hughenden Districts for the loan of their wedding dresses.’’
For more information contact Communications Officer Alexis Gillham on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Left: Jean Scott's dress (1928).
Middle: Karen McCartney's dress (1981).
Right: Kerry Davidson's dress (1983) and Kelly Carter's dress (1990).