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Photo Jill Guldbransen

Photography by Bambi

Photography by Bambi

Photo by Nicola Watson

Life. Love. Family & Friends. . .

All about celebrations in the Mary Valley.


Celebrate with Mary The Mary Valley is the perfect celebration destination for your special occasion ‒ everything from a new life, new love, family event or gathering of friends, all are a reason to celebrate. Hold stylish celebrations in unique country locations where rustic and rural settings abound along with traditional values and professional standards. This book will give you ideas for your celebration – an intimate get-together or a large event. The suppliers here cover a wide range of services including country halls and venues, catering, flowers, accommodation, transport, entertainment and more. All work together or with your choice of providers to ensure your event is exactly what you are looking for.

Photo Š 2015 Jill Guldbransen

We welcome you to come and celebrate in the Mary Valley and share its special qualities.

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'Mary Valley – the Celebration Destination' Accommodation

Venues

Amamoor Lodge B&B Another Time Another Place 'Elsie of Imbil' HoneyBee Farm Imbil Country Cabins Kenilworth Hotel Lagoon Pocket B&B Mary Valley Views Yabbaloumba Retreat

Another Time Another Place HoneyBee Farm Imbil Bowling Club Kandanga Country Club Kenilworth Public Hall Kandanga Tennis Club Kenilworth Hotel Kenilworth Bowling Club Koolewong Par 3 Golf Club Mary Valley Community Halls Mary Valley Show Society Hall Obi Obi Hall Yabbaloumba Retreat

Fuss & Flair Karrabee Bus+Coach Photography by Bambi Gympie Party World Diana Simon Designer Florist From the Garden Bouquets & Arrangements Dagun Growers Market Sunday Brides Couture Shay Zulpo Celebrant Coruno Laser Productions Tygesign9 Media Creative

Food + Beverage Kenilworth Hotel Kiera's Kitchen @ Imbil Bowls Club

Info Pages

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Service Providers


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Reasons to Celebrate!

LOVE

Engagement Wedding Commitment Ceremony Renewal of Vows Wedding Anniversary

FAMILY

New Baby Naming Ceremony Christening Ceremony Family Blending Ceremony

LIFE

Becoming a Teenager 18th Birthday 21st Birthday 30th Birthday 40th Birthday School and College Reunions 50th Birthday 60th Birthday 75th Birthday Citizenship Memorials and Wakes

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ACHIEVEMENTS

Academic Graduation Sporting  Artistic Work Promotion New Job Business success Retirement

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The Mary Valley invites

You, your family and friends...

To join us in Celebration! Depending on the type of 'Celebration' and whether it is casual or formal, large or small, the following details on an invitation can be helpful for both guest and host. Timing of invitations – For all but the most casual dinner parties, make sure you send out invitations at least a month in advance. For formal occasions like a wedding or significant anniversary six – eight weeks should be sufficient. ‘Save the date’ – It may be appropriate to send out a ‘save the date’, followed later with the real invitation. This applies when people may need to travel long distances or take time off work in order to attend. To bring or not to bring – Let your guests know what they should – or should not – bring: ‘BYO beverages’, ‘bring a plate of food’ or ‘No gifts’. This can save a huge amount of embarrassment. Food & drink – If supplying the food yourself or through a caterer, make sure you ask your guests to advise of any food allergies or other dietary restrictions. Directions – If you live somewhere hard-to-find, include a map or directions. Dress Code – It is important to let your guests know what may or may not be appropriate – this can include a dress theme – eg. Cartoon characters. Make it obvious as to whether it is formal or casual. This can save your guests a lot of uncertainty and will help shape the atmosphere you want. Social media – By all means use social media, but it may be most suitable for large gatherings, in which case you can create ‘an event’. If you choose to invite guests through Facebook, send invitations using a private message. Be aware that for formal occasions such as weddings it is appropriate to send the invitation by regular mail.

Information to include

Include the time, date, place and if the Celebration marks a special occasion.

RSVP Make sure there is a suitable contact for replies and a date by which replies will be accepted.

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AMAMOOR LODGE B&B

Celebrate in style, stay in comfort. Amamoor Lodge is the perfect place. Our three bedroom four and a half star Queenslander with huge wrap around verandahs and fabulous valley views, is ideal for intimate celebrations. We will create a menu to suit your special occasion whether it is a formal dinner in the Lodge, a relaxed meal on the verandah or by the camp fire. Amamoor Lodge and it's five self catering studios can accommodate up to 16 people for peaceful nights sleep in comfortable double or twin rooms.

Christine Buckley & Malcolm Oakley P 07) 5484 3500 M 0405 105 702 E stay@amamoorlodge.com.au W www.amamoorlodge.com.au 368 Kandanga-Amamoor Rd, Amamoor Qld 4570

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ANOTHER T IME ANOTHER PLACE

Now is the time... for that relaxing retreat you've been dreaming of. This is the place... to kick back and watch the world go by. Another Time, Another Place B&B is close to Kenilworth in the heart of beautiful Mary Valley ‒ gateway to the best National Parks and walks the Sunshine Coast Hinterland offers and a short drive to markets and coast beaches. Or relax into the moment and enjoy a sunset drink overlooking our billabong and wake up to a leisurely home-style breakfast on the Homestead deck. There are a number of accommodation options to suit couples looking for a private retreat or families looking for a hill change holiday ‒ we can sleep up to 20. Our picturesque gardens and rustic ironbark deck areas provide unique settings for those special celebrations.

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ELSIE OF IMBIL

"Welcome home..." 'Elsie' is a modest worker’s cottage built somewhere in the early 1900s, ...the earliest photo of the house dates to 1916. Elsie of Imbil holds a special place in our hearts. In 1945 our Grandparents purchased the home, in 1985 our Grandfather passed away, but Grandma continued to live there until 1995 when she moved to Gympie to live with her daughter Thelma. In 2012 we were fortunate enough to buy her back, Elsie has been re-roofed, and polished till she sparkles again as the home of our fondest childhood memories. Please enjoy your time in Elsie, treat her as your own.

P 0410 816 088 E welcome@elsieofimbil.com.au W www.elsieofimbil.com.au Elizabeth Street, Imbil, Qld 4570

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HONEYBEE FARM

A peaceful and relaxing farm stay experience. Honeybee Farm is a brand new purpose built farm stay accommodation and event experience. Honeybee Farm is perfect for anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing play to enjoy a well earned break or that special event. We have well appointed cabin accommodation, wonderful lawns, gardens, a fire pit, a dining room and plenty of farm activities.

HONEYBEE FARM Phil Browne P 07 5484 3550 M 0418 758 456 E info@honeybeefarm.com.au W www.honeybeefarm.com.au 20 Hasthorpe Road, Kandanga, Qld 4570

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IMBIL COUNT RY CABINS

"Welcome home..." Say goodbye to ‘Cabins by the Creek’ and hello to the newly refurbished ‘Imbil Country Cabins’. It’s not only the name that’s new - new kitchens, new bathrooms, new flooring, new beds, all new new new. But not new-toImbil owners! Karen and Donna have been coming to Imbil since the 60’s and 70’s, visiting their grandparents home in Elizabeth Street. That home is “Elsie of Imbil” and was originally purchased by Ted and Elsie Zillmann in 1945 now lovingly restored and available for holiday accommodation. On those special visits to Imbil the girls loved spending time on “the farm”. A property owned by their Uncle and Aunt, Ray and Thelma Myers. So by God’s grace this property is now in the care of the girls whose love for Imbil as children has led them back home. Now they welcome you. Imbil Country Cabins are perfectly located on the Yabba Creek looking over the Imbil weir.  Surround yourself with six hectares of land, enjoy a swim in the pool or canoeing on the Yabba.

Donna Dunn P 0410 816 088 E welcome@imbilcountrycabins.com.au W www.imbilcountrycabins.com.au

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KENILWORTH HOT EL

Best pub on the Sunshine Coast. Voted #01 pub by Mix FM listeners three years running! With all its country character and charm, Kenilworth Hotel offers a friendly relaxed atmposphere to enjoy a drink, a meal and a stay-over in a traditional country pub. Kenilworth Hotel was built in 1939 and is well known as a welcome meeting place for locals and visitors alike. They can cater for anything from intimate dinners for two to small functions, weddings and tour groups. There is a full TAB, KENO, pokies and pool tables. Plus onsite parking and secure bike storage. "We also have a great Car Show held every April and our Breast Cancer Fund Raiser Ladies Night is held every October. For more information and dates on these annual Kenilworth events please call the hotel."

Steve and Diane Conway P (07) 5446 0206 E kenilworthhotel@bigpond.com W www.kenilworthhotel.com.au 18 Elizabeth St, Kenilworth Qld 4574

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LAGOON POCKET B&B

Quiet, spacious and convenient.  star, pet friendly Lagoon Pocket B&B is a five times winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and awarded into their Hall of Fame in 2015. They also rated 9.5 from booking.com accommodation website. Its three very large rooms are all separate from the main house with their own entrances and private verandas. One room is also suitable for wheelchair users. The delicous breakfasts showcase local produce and homemade goodies. For a couple or a group of up to 10 people it is great base to celebrate together or explore the Gympie, Mary Valley and Sunshine Coast regions.

James & Suzannah Arkle P (07) 5483 2112 E relax@lagoonpocket.com W www.lagoonpocket.com W www.facebook.com/Lagoon.Pocket.B.and.B 57 Lagoon Pocket Road, Lagoon Pocket Qld 4570

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MARY VALLEY VIEWS B&B

A modern country experience... Looking for a venue for a small, intimate wedding or family celebration then look no further! Mary Valley Views B + B features wide open spaces, expansive lawn with panoramic views overlooking the Mary Valley.   Our private, spacious and luxurious guest rooms are ideal for relaxed, comfortable pre-wedding preparations.   Ask about our special accommodation rates as part of your wedding or event package...   "We welcome your inspection and the opportunity to discuss what you would like for your special celebration."

Les & Leanne Fleet P (07) 5488 6740 M 0409 007 341 E stay@maryvalleyviews.com.au W www.maryvalleyviews.com.au 38a York Street, Imbil, Qld, 4570

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Sunrise & Sunset Times 2015

JULY

Date

Sunrise Sunset Date

AUG

SEPT

Sunrise Sunset

4.7.15 6.37am 5.10pm 1.8.15 6.28am 5.22pm

OCT

Date Sunrise Sunset Date

Sunrise Sunset

NOV

DEC

Date

Sunrise Sunset

Date

5.12.15 4.48am 6.30pm

5.9.15 5.57am 5.38pm 3.10.15 5.26am 5.50pm

Sunrise Sunset

11.7.15 6.36am 5.12pm 8.8.15 6.23am 5.26pm 12.9.15 5.50am 5.41pm 10.10.15 5.19am 5.53pm 7.11.15 4.55am 6.10pm 12.12.15 4.50am 6.35pm 18.7.15 6.35am 5.16pm 15.8.15 6.18am 5.29pm 19.9.15 5.42am 5.44pm 17.10.15 5.12am 5.56pm 14.11.15 4.52am 6.15pm 19.12.15 4.52am 6.39pm 25.7.15 6.32am 5.19pm 22.8.15 6.11am 5.32pm 26.9.15 5.34am 5.46pm 24.10.15 5.06am 6.00pm 21.11.15 4.49am 6.20pm 26.12.15 4.56am 6.43pm

29.8.15 6.05am 5.35pm

2016

31.10.15 5.00am 6.05pm 28.11.15 4.48am 6.25pm

JAN

FEB

MAY

Date

Sunrise Sunset Date

Date

Sunrise Sunset

Sunrise Sunset

2.1.16 5.00am 6.45pm 6.2.16 5.27am 6.39pm

MAR

APR

Date Sunrise Sunset Date

Sunrise Sunset

JUN

Date

Sunrise Sunset

5.3.16 5.45am 6.15pm 2.4.16 5.59am 5.46pm 7.5.16 6.16am 5.15pm 4.6.16 6.30am 5.04pm

9.1.16 5.05am 6.46pm 13.2.16 5.32am 6.34pm 12.3.16 5.49am 6.08pm 9.4.16 6.02am 5.39pm 14.5.16 6.20am 5.11pm 11.6.16 6.33am 5.04pm 16.1.16 5.11am 6.46pm 20.2.16 5.37am 6.28pm 19.3.16 5.52am 6.01pm 16.4.16 6.05am 5.32pm 21.5.16 6.23am 5.08pm 18.6.16 6.35am 5.05pm 23.1.16 5.16am 6.45pm 27.2.16 5.41am 6.22pm 26.3.16 5.56am 5.51pm 23.4.16 6.09am 5.25pm 28.5.16 6.27am 5.05pm 25.6.16 6.36am 5.07pm 30.1.16 5.22am 6.42pm

30.4.16 6.12am 5.20pm

Public Spaces & Lookouts Kenilworth & Conondales region

Gympie region Arrawatta Lookout Traveston Amamoor Lookout Amamoor Amama Park Amamoor Cedar Grove Amamoor Muster Amamoor Kann Park Kandanga Yabba Creek Imbil Imbil Lookout Imbil Borumba Dam Imbil Bellbird Park Imbil-Brooloo Rd

Gheerulla Pioneer Park 2318 Eumundi-Kenilworth Rd Kenilworth Town Park Cnr Charles & Elizabeth Sts Fig Tree Walk Little Yabba Creek Charlie Moreland Kenilworth-Maleny Rd Tete Park Crystal Waters

Mary Valley Railway Stations include Dagun Station, Amamoor Station Kandanga Station Imbil Station

Background of Isaac Moore Park Kenilworth

Photo Mark Francis

Photo Jill Guldbransen ©

Arrawatta Lookout

Borumba Dam

Cedar Grove

Kenilworth Town Park

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KANDANGA COUNT RY CLUB

Looking for a venue of distinction... The Kandanga Country Club is now regarded as a venue of distinction, providing function facilities for weddings, celebrations, workshops and meetings. Full service catering is available and entertainment can be provided for your function. Our functions coordinator can assist with decor, entertainment and menu selections. Just visit www.kandangacountryclub.com.au to find out more.

Julie Worth P (07) 5484 3195 M 0438 843 195 E manager@kandangabowls.com.au W www.kandangacountryclub.com.au W www.facebook.com/kandanga.bowls 4 Bowling Club Road, Kandanga Qld 4570

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YABBALOUMBA RET REAT

Celebrate life and seat 150! Yabbaloumba Retreat has a newly built function Shed overlooking their tranquil lagoon... the venue is spacious and practical for large functions. The facilities include large kitchen and ideal bar area designed to offer a memorable experience whatever size your party. The Shed can be booked separately for events, while Yabbaoloumba Retreat's four private cabins offer a romantic escape whenever the festivities end... Embrace the wonders of the surrounding landscape. Enjoy peaceful panoramas of farming country set against craggy mountain ranges and experience the intriguing mix of National Parks, rural life, commerce, food trails and the arts.

Lloyd & Barb Campbell P (07) 5446 0787 E yabbaloumba@activ8.net.au W www.yabbaloumbaretreat.com.au 118 Booloumba Creek Rd, Cambroon, Qld 4552

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KENILWORTH PUBLIC HALL

Our showgrounds are RV Friendly. Kenilworth Public Hall, meeting room and full kitchen facilities are available for hire. Details / conditions www.kenilworthhall.org.au Overnight camping with powered sites on the showgrounds is $16 per night. For sites using two power outlets an additional $3 per site per night will be charged. Camping fees for sites with no power are $13 per night per site. Showers are coin operated [$1]. Caravans, caravan clubs, tent campers are all welcomed. The showgrounds serve as a focal point for the community fundraising and hosts an array of annual events. These include popular Kenilworth Chook Chase 1-2 August 2015; Kenilworth Show Rodeo & Woodchop that falls mostly on every third Saturday in September [19 September 2015] with the programme downloadable from the hall website. September is also the start of Mary Valley Scarecrow season, through to the month of October. Next year Kenilworth's Craft & Quilt Show is 11-12 June, 2016. Catch the local arts festival Kenilworth Celebrates! which falls on last weekend of September to first weekend of October. To wrap up the year, Kenilworth volunteers put on their annual town celebration, the Kenilworth's Christmas Eve party. All are welcome to join in these local events, and note the hall now has a new wheelchair lift access.

Photo of Sarah Neill 2014

Kenilworth Hall Hire

P (07) 5446 0131 or President Les Fisher (07) 5446 0141 E Booking enquiries: olive.hassall@bigpond.com W www.kenilworthhall.org.au 7 Maleny Kenilworth Road, Kenilworth Qld 4574.

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[NB On the Annual Winter Kenilworth Chook Chase weekend the showgrounds will be full of motorcross families and participants.]

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MARY VALLEY SHOW SOCIET Y HALL

Mary Valley Show Hall

A great venue for weddings, functions, exhibitions and balls. The Mary Valley Show Hall includes a stage area, large open hall area and an annex with kitchen facilities. The Mary Valley Show Catering team can cater for your event or external caterers are welcome. Hall hire includes the provision of tables and chairs to seat 140 people and kitchen facilities for an additional hire fee. Camping is available on grounds for guests as well. Established in 1919, the Mary Valley Show Society committee hosts annual events ‒ the Mary Valley Show, Sat 22 August 2015; Mary Valley Campdraft, Mary Valley Swap Meet and Imbil's Christmas Cent Sale. Also the Inter. Rally of Qld, Far-a-way Easter Endurance Ride, various caravan groups and Mary Valley Art Festival. As a volunteer-run NFP association we welcome other events and hire out the grounds/facilities to fund ongoing maintenance and development. Hall hire is $80/ day ($40/ day for NFP organisations) plus $40 for the use of kitchen facilities. Camping fees are $10/ caravan site plus additional $5 for power. Areas of the grounds can be hired for $120/ day or full ground hire and hall hire is $850/ day.

Mary Valley Show Hall Hire P Jo Robey (07) 5484 5178 E Bookings: jorobey@maryvalleytraders.com.au W www.maryvalleyshow.com.au Edward Street Imbil, Qld 4570

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COMMUNIT Y HALLS FOR HIRE

Ridgewood Hall

Gheerulla Hall

Amamoor Hall: 35 Busby Street, Amamoor K Brasington (07) 5488 4314 E kmbrasington@bigpond.com Conondale Public Hall: Maleny-Kenilworth Road, Conondale Renee Shackell (07) 5446 0000 E myantix@gmail.com Gheerulla Hall: Cnr Eumundi ‒ Kenilworth Rd & Moy Pocket Rd, Heather Wagner (07) 5472 3297 M 0419 761 164 E heather.cairo@gmail.com www.gheerulla.qld.au Imbil RSL Hall: 127 Yabba Road, Imbil Ian Stubbins (07) 5484 5245. Kandanga Creek Hall: 251 Sterling Road, Kandanga Creek Kathy O’Hanlon (07) 5484 3222 E katbry@bigpond.com Kandanga Public Hall: 81 Main Sreet, Kandanga Patrica Gabana (07) 5484 3454 E maryvall@bigpond.com Long Flat Hall: 705 Mary Valley Road, Long Flat (07) 5482 4934 E lyn.cam@bigpond.com Ridgewood Hall: 2 Donnellys Road, Ridgewood Brian Kirsten (07) 5447 9308 E kbollendorff@aapt.net.au

Conondale Hall

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Kandanga Hall

Imbil RSL Hall

Amamoor Hall

Kandanga Creek Hall

Long Flat Hall

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OBI OBI HALL

Sparkling and spacious authenticity! 856 Obi Obi Road, Obi Obi, Qld 4574 Obi Obi Hall has 144m2 of floor area plus stage, and can accommodate up to 120 people seated with tables and chairs. The kitchen has a six burner gas stove, microwave oven, an 8 litre electric urn and two fridges. The hall’s kitchen and toilets are designed for easy cleaning, with cleaning equipment and toilet consumables provided. The kitchen equipment includes a small amount of plates, cups and cutlery. To aid catering, the kitchen has a separate external access to the parking area. Also available are three wood folding tables (each 2.4 x .9 m), two – metal folding tables (1.8 x .8), one x wood table (3.8 x .650) and 110 chairs which are included as part of the hall hire fee. Obi Obi Hall complies with 2012 disability standards for parking, hall access and toilet facilities. The Hall has one disabled toilet and three unisex toilets. All hire details:Assocication Secretary: Dennis Woodford Obi Obi & Kidaman Creek District Cummunity Hall Inc

P 07 5446 9154 A/H E denwood@skymesh.com.au PO Box 276, Mapleton Qld 4560 W www.kidobi.wordpress.com/obi-obi-hall/obi-obi-hall-hire/

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Kiera's Kitchen @ Imbil Bowls Club Best of Mary Valley seasonal produce. Friday and Saturday 'Roast' nights. Themed buffet nights first Thursday of each month. www.facebook.com/kieraskitchen

Catering available. Imbil Bowls Club Yabba Rd Denise Hendry P (07) 5484 5102

Kiera’s Kitchen @ Imbil Bowls Club Bistro & Catering

Best of Mary Valley seasonal produce

Exciting, delicious and affordable menu each Friday night. Join us on Saturday nights for our tasty roasts. Experience something new on each of our themed buffet nights which are the first Thursday of each month. https://www.facebook.com/kieraskitchen

IMBIL BOWLS CLUB

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Stretch your legs under the stars. If you are looking for a small venue for 15 to 40 people, Kandanga Tennis Club welcomes guests for functions that may or may not include a game of tennis. A spacious clubhouse and undercover area with a barbecue and simple kitchen facilities is available... day or night. Regularly used for meetings this venue is a great choice for birthdays and anniversaries.

KANDANGA T ENNIS CLUB

Steve Banney P (07) 5485 5102 or Donald G. 5488 4329 E steve.banney@bigpond.com W www.kandangatennis.com Pine Avenue, Kandanga Qld 4570

KENILWORTH BOWLS CLUB Great country atmosphere.

Easy access. Private setting if required. Home style hospitality and food. Relaxing venue. Kenilworth Bowls Club, Philip Street P (07) 5446 0292 W www.facebook.com/pages/Kenilworth-Bowls-CLUB

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SOFT DRINKS Don’t 'Celebrate' without them! Not all of your guests will choose to drink alcohol and some will prefer to limit their alcohol consumption. Perhaps they are driving themselves and others elsewhere after the event or limiting consumption for health reasons. Maybe they just do not enjoy the taste. So keep your celebration safe and in order and make everyone feel included by adding a selection of soft drinks to your beverage list. There are lots of options available: LEMONADES AND COLAS Traditional mixers including ginger ale and tonic water can be served alone or as part of a ‘fruitpunch’ or ‘mocktail’. Add a slice of lemon or lime, a touch of bitters and Celebrate with a difference. JUICES Try something different by offering up cranberry, grape or maybe even pomegranate instead of the standard orange, apple or pineapple. MOCKTAILS & NON ALCOHOLIC PUNCH These make the perfect accompaniment to a celebration and put your guests in the party mood. CORDIALS AND ESSENCES Spice up your softdrinks with cinnamon, cherry, mint or a host of other fascinating flavours. COFFEE & TEA WATER Sparkling or still. Tap or bottled. Always have it available at the bar.

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VisitRailway the VALLEY region's tourism website www.maryvalleycountry.com.au or http://themaryvalley.com.au RATTER 51

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Mothar Mountain

Kin Kin

Lagoon Pocket

Boreen Point

Dingo Creek Kybong

Mary’s Creek State Forest

Nth Exit 253 MV Link Road

DAGUN

Qld

Traveston

Sunshine Coast Qld

Cooran

AMAMOOR

Cedar Grove

Lake Coothara

L Coo

Amamoor Creek

Mt Cooroora

Amama Park KANDANGA

Tuchekoi Melawondi

A1 Federal

6 Black Mountain

ØMitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival site

COOROY

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NOOSA

Ridgewood EUMUNDI

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West Cooroy State Forest

Brooloo

12

Eerwah Vale

Ÿ Borumba Dam

camping grounds 12 klms from Imbil

A1

Belli Park

Belli Creek

Lookout Kenilworth Bluff

Cooloolabin Dam

Gheerulla

Wappa Dam

Dunethin Rock

www.issuu.com/maryvalleyvoice

Charlie Moreland Park

Coolabine

A FigTree Walk Cambroon

Obi Obi NO HORSEFLOATS, TRUCKS OR CARAVANS

Kidaman Creek

BLACKALL RANGE

Kondalilla Falls

Baroon Pocket Dam

Conondale National Park

Palmwoods MONTVILLE

Witta CONONDALE

North Maleny

51 Reesville

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NAMBOUR

MAPLETON

Walli Mountain

K Conondale Range Great Walk

Sunday Creek

Kiamba

Isacc Moore Park

KENILWORTH

Booloumba Creek

Mt Ninderry

YANDINA

Pioneer Park

Home of The MARY VALLEY VOICE

Little Yabba Creek

Bruce Highway

Moy Pocket

Imbil State Forest 1

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Cooroy Mountain

Bollier

IMBIL

Imbil State Forest 2

Jimna State Forest

Lake Macdonald

Exit 244 MV Link Rd

ØGympie Music Muster site Amamoor State Forest Kandanga Creek

Borumba Dam

POMONA

CRYSTAL WATERS Kilcoy Lane

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MALENY

BLACKALL RANGE

Ewen Maddock Dam

Bald Knob

NO HORSEFLOATS, TRUCKS OR CARAVANS

Postman’s Track Very very steep single lane

Balmoral Ridge

LANDSBOROUGH Crohamhurst State Forest

Booroobin

Steve Irwin Way South to BRISBANE

Beerwah State Forest

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Bellthorpe State Forest

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. . . Enjoy your favourite activities in Mary Valley and stay another day. Photo Kaili Parker Price Š

Photo Gympie Times

Photo Brett Watson Š

Mary Valley Country offers one of the few remaining untouched playgrounds in South East Queensland. Take in its natural beauty... Spying platypus when kayaking... Or discover the great mountain ranges horseriding or bring the kid's motorbikes to get the 4WD off road... Dust off the boat and waterskis at Lake Borumba or idly fish in the many tributaries. Take in a rainforest walk or cool off in a refreshing creek... Whether you're staying at a B&B or a magical camping spot, Mary Valley Country is your way to relax and celebrate your special event. www.maryvalleycountry.com.au www.facebook.com/maryvalleycountry

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MARY VALLEY VILLAGES As you drive through the valley to or from your celebration destination you can discover local villages, each with their unique features.

Amamoor

Dagun and Lagoon Pocket

A restored train station and great community spirit keep alive the traditions of food production with the Dagun weekly growers' market, along with the timber sawmill that has been operating since the early 1900s. Lagoon Pocket was once the site of a primary school and is a friendly quiet community

Amamoor

Kandanga

Amamoor sits on the edge of the Amamoor State Forest which offers platypus viewing, hiking, waterfalls and great waterholes. This village explodes with activity during the annual country music Muster which attracts people from all over Australia in August.

Kandanga

Come to Kandanga and visit the Save the Mary Museum and River Education Centre, and catch up with a local at the info centre. You might even see a platypus at the Kandanga Creek bridge and you can park your RV here.

Imbil

Kenilworth

The jewel of the Mary Valley, Imbil is its largest town and gateway to the expansive Borumba Dam, providing shops and services for campers and visitors. It hosts a local agricultural show, art festival and two international events – the Easter endurance riding carnival and the International Rally of Queensland.

Brooloo

Now a small community at the base of a rocky bluff, this was once the end of the Mary Valley train line.

Kenilworth

Crystal Waters

The second largest town in the heart of the Mary Valley, Kenilworth is known for saving its cheese factory from closure and turning it into a community business. Its Easter food and wine festival attracts thousands of visitors to Mary Valley Country.

Conondale and Crystal Waters

A short drive from Maleny, Conondale is in the centre of traditional dairy pastures and its school marked its Centenary in 2012. Crystal Waters is internationally respected for its unique shared title arrangement based on permaculture principles.

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MARY VALLEY RAILWAY STAT IONS Be a part of history at Amamoor Station...

Amamoor Station with its historic shed is available for hire. An old fashioned tea party or an extended group get together ‒ the station has possibilities. Ask about catering, themed parties and how to step back in time in this beautiful village.

Friends of Amamoor Inc

Julie Armstrong P (07) 5488 4135 E friendsofamamoor@gmail.com

Amamoor Station

Dagun Station Available for private functions, this heritage railway precinct provides a wine and cheese experience. A great location for parties, the station is highlighted by the platform as a backdrop. For the freshed picked, tastiest seasonal fruit and veges, visit Dagun Growers Market every Saturday from 3:00 pm. Stalls Kim M 0408 368 000 E maryvalleycountryharvest@gmail.com www.facebook.com/ChooChooBarDagunQLD

Dagun Station

Kandanga Station Your group can take a picnic or have a barbecue at Kandanga Railway Station. Set under beautiful shade trees, this is a tranquil setting with easy access for large numbers of people. The Kandanga Hotel is located a couple of minutes away. Stroll from the Railway Station down to the Kandanga Weir to see platypus lazing in the water. Kandanga Information Centre Mgr (07) 5488 4605 E infocentre@friendsofkandanga.com.au

Kandanga Railway Station

Imbil Station and Imbil Heritage Park If you enjoy a party with a game of golf as a feature, this railway setting is a great choice. With the Imbil Railway Hotel across the road, meals and beverages can be easily accessed. Col Huddy M 4004 76 118 E colhuddy@yahoo.com

Imbil Railway Station

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MARY VALLEY CHURCHES

St John Bosco Church. Kenilworth

Photo Jill Guldbransen

Here comes the Bride... Amamoor Uniting Church Margaret Stehbens mirs@bigpond.com

Uniting M 0407 831 310 Busby Street, Amamoor

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Amamoor

Mary Valley Wesleyan Methodist Church Amamoor Rev. Iain McGill P 5484 3687 maryvalley@weleyan.org.au 198 Amamoor-Dagun Road All Saints Church Kandanga Rev Andrew Cooper Anglican.Gympie@bigpond.com

Anglican Parish Office P 5482 2629 Pine Avenue, Kandanga

Imbil Anglican Church Parish Office Anglican.Gympie@bigpond.com

Anglican P 5482 2629 88-92 Yabba Road, Imbil

Imbil Catholic Church Parish Office Gympie gympie@bne.catholic.net.au

Catholic P 5482 1213 - 5484 5047 Meyers Street, Imbil

Imbil Uniting Church Margaret Stehbens mirs@bigpond.com

Uniting M 0407 831 310 Elizabeth, Street Imbil

Kandanga Catholic Church Parish Office Gympie gympie@bne.catholic.net.au

Catholic P 5482 1213 - 5484 3465 Stephen Street, Kandanga

Kandanga Anglican Church

Kandanga Catholic Church

St John Bosco Catholic Church Catholic Caloundra Parish Office P 5491 2011 Anne St, Kenilworth St Luke's Anglican Church Maleny Parish Office P 5499 9130

Anglican Philip St, Kenilworth

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MARY VALLEY CHURCHES

Imbil Uniting Church

Unique and colourful Mary Valley Churches Imbil Anglican Church

Imbil Catholic Church

Photo Shirley Moreland

Amamoor Uniting Church

St Luke's Anglican Church Kenilworth

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SUNDAY BRIDES COUT URE

Designing and creating beautiful bridal and evening wear for all special occasions. "Welcome to Sunday Brides... Sunday Brides is focused on providing personalised service and one of a kind custom designed bridal wear for the whole wedding party. By designing, tailoring and creating each wedding dress individually, we are able to make your dream dress become a reality."

Sunday Brides Couture Lee-Anne Ebert M 0423 859225 E info@sundaybrides.com W www.sundaybrides.com

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SHAY ZULPO CELEBRANT

Ceremonies for any occasion ... Marriages, Commitment Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Namings, Funerals, Memorials and Scattering of Ashes. "I am an experienced, professional celebrant with a relaxed and friendly style. Whatever your ceremony or celebration it is important that it embodies and reflects who you are. I will work with you to create an occasion that will incorporate all your needs and wishes so your event will be unique, personal, special and memorable."

Shay Zulpo - Marriage Celebrant P (07) 5447 0075 M 0407 039 950 E shay@shayzulpocelebrant.com.au W www.shayzulpocelebrant.com.au

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Fuss & FLAIR

… and they lived happily ever after. At least once they had survived the actual wedding day! You want your wedding to be a day that you will always remember for the right reasons. Take the stress out of your day by having an experienced wedding co-ordinator and /or decorator, we know what you need and where to find it. We can look after the whole event for you or work with your chosen professionals providing local knowledge and suppliers. Doing it yourself? We can style your props or you can hire from us those extra décor items and linen. Let us help you complete your story…

Wendy Algie M 0439 540 696 E fussflair@hotmail.com W www.facebook.com/fussandflair/info

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Professional digital press artist, event photographer and video producer of short DVDs and local TVCs. From wedding / business stationery to video clips and slideshows that can be converted to YouTube. Promo ideas, copywriting and publishing tips to quality conference images, banners, iBooks and websites. Half day and full day rates plus travel and coffee. Ever reliable Mary Valley Voice advertising manager since 2009. Freelance designer and Jill-of-all-trades. References available locally or from Brisbane.

Jill Guldbransen | Tygesign9 P (07) 5494 9918 M 0455 262 495 E: jillguldbransen@gotalk.net.au W www.linkedin.com/in/freelancegraphics

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Graphic facilitator for all kinds of artwork ... personal to corporate.

Photo by Carol Gilmour

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DIANA SIMON DESIGNER FLORIST

Flowers for happy times, flowers all the time. Diana Simon Designer Florist Working from her studio at home supplying "Natural, gorgeous and creative floral arrangements for your special occasion." Free consultations are available to discuss your requirements whether it be Bridal bouquets, buttonholes, corsages, table arrangements or whatever you require. A hiring and delivery service available.

Diana Simon P (07) 5483 2235 M 0439 877 945 E rhodesdale@spiderweb.com.au W www.dianasimondesignerflorist.com.au

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FROM THE GARDEN Bouquets & Arrangements

Beautiful flowers for special occasions... From The Garden offers unique design in floral bouquets and décor for all occasions. From hand tied posies, whimsical buttonholes or headpieces, to traditional style bouquets and accessories, Janelle will be delighted to personalise your event by creating floral pieces and décor especially for you. Janelle is an experienced floral designer and wedding coordinator committed to making your special day memorable and special. Beautiful perfumed blooms from our garden are a specialty when available. Consultations available out of hours, phone Janelle to commence your journey…

Janelle Parker M 0455 303 526 E info@fromthegardenbouquets.com W www.fromthegardenbouquets.com

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FLOWERS Having difficulty choosing the style of bouquet for your special day? The list below outlines what you can expect in different styles. Posy – circular in shape, flowers used are generally round in shape and of equal size. Natural Stem – often referred to as a hand tied bouquet, it features visible stems and a variety of size and shaped blooms. Trailing – a slender collection of blooms from top to tip, usually evenly balanced. The bouquet may have either a wide or narrow trail. Teardrop – a posy style top with a narrowing trail of wired blooms to form a teardrop shape. Arm Sheath – a collection of blooms that lie along the forearm or hangs from the hand.

Caring for your flowers.

Flowers are an important element of all celebrations and may feature strongly in photographs of your event. It is important to work with your florist to choose flowers that reflect your style and personality. Your florist will have taken much care in selection and preparation of your flowers whether in an arrangement or bouquet. It is in your best interest to help them last as long as possible. Most floral arrangements last four to seven days or longer, depending on the flowers used and the care they receive. The longevity of flowers varies greatly between the different varieties and is based upon the structure and delicacy of its petals and density. The following tips are provided to assist you in caring for your flowers once you receive them for your special event or occasion.: Keep the vase filled (or floral foam soaked) with water containing a flower food provided byyour florist. Flower foods make flowers last longer but it is important to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet Keep flowers in a cool spot away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators (appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes flowers to dehydrate). Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions.

Wedding Bouquets.

• Upon delivery, keep your flowers in the coolest part of the house. • Keep bouquets in water or in boxed packaging (keep boxes in car during transport to hold up bouquets and allow the flowers to drink). A hand towel can be used to wipe off any excess water so as not to mark gowns. • Only handle bouquets when absolutely necessary and as gently as possible to avoid bruising and displacing blooms.

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CAPT URE YOUR CELEBRAT ION Memories may fade, but bring out the pictures and all the excitement, pride and love from the special occasion comes rushing back. But do you need a professional photographer? Probably not for your annual holiday but YES for a special occasion. A professional can create a picture; a work of art which tells your story.

Three reasons to hire a professional photographer.

1. Because they are professional. They are experienced and have the knowledge to anticipate; to know where to stand and what angle to shoot from. They can react within a second to identify and capture that elusive perfect moment. 2. All your guests can enjoy themselves – professional photographers know how to put groups at ease and how to capture everyone without spoiling the fun. You are not relying on Uncle Joe to take the pictures you want. 3. To get the best images possible and you can be in the pictures

Choose your Photographer.

The importance of choosing a good photographer for your celebration can’t be stressed enough. Your photos will be one of the tangible keepsakes from the day. Don’t be disappointed ‒ just follow these steps: 1. Search the internet for photographer’s websites or portfolios and get an idea of their style of photography. Find what suits your occasion and establish what YOU want. 2. Establish your budget and phone around to get an idea of price range. Then visit three photographers who fit your budget. 3. Make sure you sure you meet with your photographer before the day to avoid personality clashes. Go with your instincts when you first meet the photographer. 4. For weddings, photographers will often offer an engagement portrait –‒ Do it! This a great opportunity to get to know each other and see how you photograph. Also you can make sure your fiancé is better prepared for the day. 5. Get your booking and package written in a contract, explaining exactly what you are getting for your hard earned money. Make sure the terms are fair to you and the photographer. Photography by Bambi

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PHOT OGRAPHY by BAMBI

Capturing your lives, smiles and moments. Photography by Bambi provides family, kids and baby, portrait and wedding photography and couture portrait photography in Gympie, SE Queensland, and around Australia. An Historian and Image Journalist, Bambi believes in capturing the special moments of your life, because really, it only happens once. It’s all the little moments as well as the big ones, that make up your life. The warmth of a cuddle, laughing with a new husband or wife, celebrating with family and friends. As a trained professional, you trust her to be in the right place at the right time and with more than 15+ years experience, she will be. Bambi is an Associate Member of the AIPP. Bambi Gosbell A.AIPP P (07) 5483 9898 M 0417 811932 E info@photographybybambi.com.au W www.photographybybambi.com.au/blog 1 Laurie Lane, Gympie 4570

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CORUNO LASER PRODUCT IONS

Make your event shine with a magic Laser Light display! Coruno Laser Productions is a specialised and unique addition to any event... Bruno produces custom laser light display projections for public works, festivals, parties, weddings, corporate events, product launches, show productions, sponsorship and advertising. Laser light displays are a new soul touching way of entertainment with a 3D wow factor. New technology also allows us on demand to run a show completely powered by solar power.

Bruno Kempter P (07) 5488 6219 M 0412 751 875 E coruno1@yahoo.com / bruno@coruno.com.au W www.coruno.com.au W www.facebook.com/corunolaserproductions

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Photo Jill Guldbransen

GYMPIE PART Y WORLD

Your party and event hire specialists. Party and event equipment hire. Marquees, coldrooms, toilets, tables, chairs, catering equipment, crockery, cutlery, glassware, table linen, chair covers and sashes, bridal arches, pedestals, vases, lanterns, lighting. We also have party products including balloons, helium, themed decorations, disposable tableware, signing books, ribbon.

Clayton & Anna Reid P (07) 54823699 E info@gympiepartyworld.com.au W www.gympiepartyworld.com.au

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KARRABEE BUS+COACH

Enjoy... life's change. Travel in comfort to your celebration with Karrabee Bus and Coach... Coaches are available for charter to any location in Southern Queensland. Instant quotes can be obtained on the website at www.karrabee.com.au Coaches range in size from 12 seats to 57 seats and all are air conditioned for your comfort so you can relax and enjoy your celebration.

Julie Worth P (07) 5484 3253 M 0438 843 195 E info@karrabee.com.au W www.karrabee.com.au 439 Kandanga Amamoor Rd, Amamoor Qld 4570

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MARKET S IN THE MARY VALLEY Dagun Growers Market

For the freshest picked, tastiest seasonal fruit and vegetables along with other surprises, all from within a 70km radius. P 5488 6595 E elaine@dagungrowersmarket.com W www.dagungrowersmarket.com

W www.maryvalley.com.au/about/dagun.htm

Every Saturday from 3pm – 5pm Dagun Heritage Railway.

Imbil Country Markets Yabba Rd [main street]

A variety of stalls selling fruit, breads, vegetables, honey, jams, pickles, craft, jewellery, plants and more...

Every Sunday 9am – 2pm.

Crystal Waters Country Market

Renowned for its friendly and relaxed community atmosphere with live music from local artists and an idyllic rural setting. www.crystalwaters.org.au

First Saturday of each month (except January), 8am – 1pm. Photos © Jill Guldbransen

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PIZZA, PIES AND PAVLOVA

There’s nothing wrong with serving pizza, pies and pavlova at a celebration but it’s worth thinking about a menu and choosing according to the occasion.

What are you celebrating?

There are many reasons to celebrate and each occasion can be complemented by food. It’s ok to serve pies and pizza at a footie celebration, but perhaps not for a wedding - unless your nuptials are themed around sport!

How will you be celebrating?

This is the where, when and what of your celebration food. Take account of the type of venue as well as the time of day. Will there be a large crowd standing around mingling or a more formal sit down meal? Cocktails or dinner? Breakfast, lunch, brunch, afternoon tea, picnic or perhaps a barbecue? Your menu choices should take into account seasonal availability and likely weather conditions. Hot soups and puddings in winter, salads and parfaits in summer.

Who is coming?

Friends, family, work colleagues, business associates or perhaps your fiancées family! Are they male, female, or a mix? How old? Are there kids? Will grandma be there? Try to find dishes that will suit most of the group. And don’t forget those with significant dietary restrictions. These could be for religious, ethical or for health reasons. So remember to check with your guests in good time so the menu can accommodate everyone.

Choices, choices, choices!

It’s nice to provide a choice, but for a sit down meal this may not be practical for time and cost reasons. A compromise maybe an alternate serve menu, where every other person at a table gets a different dish. Guests can swap with each other at the table if they are served something they don’t like. For a cocktail menu, make sure it is varied. All red meat, all pastries - not a good selection. Add variations - chicken, duck, fish and vegetarian. Perhaps a soup. And even a substantial item to soak up the wine, such as a stir-fry and rice or a pasta dish.

Choose local food...

The Mary Valley and its neighboring regions produce some fabulous fresh food. An abundance of products - fruit, veg, meat, cheese and chutneys - so make sure your menu incorporates local offerings. If you are catering yourself visit a Mary Valley market so your guests can ‘eat local’. It is worth checking with your venue and caterer to confirm they source their food locally.

Final tip.

If you’re planning a big night, make sure you provide plenty of food for your guests; consider a grazing table with breads, meats and cheeses for later in the evening. Bon Appetite!

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Love & Party Songs Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder “Birthday” Song – The Beatles Get The Party Started – Pink Dancing In The Streets – Martha & The Vandella’s Celebration – Kool & The Gang Going To The Chapel - The Shirelles In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett A Little Ray Of Sunshine – Axiom Dance With Me – Orleans Happy Together – The Turtles Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes – Edison Lighthouse Happy Birthday Sweet 16 – Neil Sedaka Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher - Jackie Wilson Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley I’m Into Something Good – Herman’s Hermits Stayin Alive – Bee Gee’s There’s A Kind Of Hush – Herman’s Hermits All I Have To Do Is Dream – Everly Brothers Get Ready – The Temptations A Little Bit More – Dr Hook My Girl – The Temptations Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison I’m A Believer – The Monkee’s Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers 8 Days A Week - The Beatles Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrision Love Is All Around – The Troggs You Really Got Me – The Kinks Stand By Me – Ben E Kin What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Billy Thorpe Wild Thing – The Troggs Swingtown – Steve Miller Band You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor That's What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick & Friends We Are Family – Sister Sledge Joy To The World – Three Dog Night Footloose – Kenny Loggins Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young Walking On Sunshine - KC & The Sunshine Band Dancing Queen - ABBA I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly Fireworks – Katy Perry Baby I've Got You On My Mind - Powderfinger You're The Voice - John Farnham Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix I'm Shooting High - Catherine Russell Cocktails For Two - Betty Carter, Ray Charles Something Going On There - Barry Charles & The Deeper Beat

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GET T ING HOME “Wow! This is some celebration, I hope it never ends.” We all know the saying “all good things must come to an end”, so it doesn’t matter how good the party, the time will come when all your guests must depart. As the host you should ensure arrangements have been made for all your guests to depart in safety. Ensure there is sufficient transport for all guests to return home or to their Mary Valley accommodation. Arrangements can always be made to return to the venue to collect a vehicle Offer to take the keys from someone who has become intoxicated and arrange for them to be taken to their accommodation by someone you know is not drinking. Make sure none of your guests drink and drive by offering a selection of non alcoholic beverages. In the Mary Valley we don’t have taxis, but we do have transport to help get your guests home safely. For the safety of your guests and for your peace of mind we recommend you use our transport services.

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Business Directory ACCOMMODATION Amamoor Lodge 07 5484 3500 Another Time Another Place 07 5472 3134 Elsie of Imbil 0410 816 088 Honeybee Farm 07 5484 3550 Imbil Country Cabins 0410 816 088 Kenilworth Hotel 07 5446 0206 Lagoon Pocket B & B 07 5483 2112 Mary Valley Views B&B 07 5488 6740 Yabbaloumba Retreat 07 5446 0787 BOTTLE SHOPS Kenilworth Hotel 07 5446 0206 CATERING Dagun Growers Market 07 5488 4135 Kenilworth Hotel 07 5446 0206 Kiera's Kitchen @ Imbil Bowls Club 07 5484 5102 CELEBRANT Shay Zulpo 07 5447 0075 COUTURE Sunday Brides Couture 0423 859 225 ENTERTAINERS Cool-Lula 0437 303 372 Crystal Waters Contra Band 5494 4590 EVENT PLANNERS Fuss & Flair 0439 540 696

FLORISTS Diana Simon Designer 07 5483 2235 From the Garden Bouquets 0455 303 520 LIGHTING + A/VIDEO + DIGITAL MEDIA Coruno Laser Productions 07 5488 6219 Tygesign9 Jill Guldbransen 07 5494 9918 PARTY HIRE Gympie Party Hire 07 5482 3699 Fuss & Flair 0439 540 696 PHOTOGRAPHY Photography by Bambi 0417 811 932 TRANSPORT Karrabee Bus+Coach 07 5484 3253 VENUES Amamoor Station 07 5488 4135 Imbil Bowls Club 07 5484 5102 Kandanga Country Club 07 5484 3195 Kandanga Tennis Club 07 5488 4329 Kenilworth Hotel 07 5446 0206 Kenilworth Bowls Club 07 5446 0292 Koolewong Par 3 0407 640 516 Yabbaloumba Retreat 07 5446 0787 MV COMMUNITY HALLS Amamoor Hall 07 5488 4314 Conondale Hall 07 5446 0000

BONNIES CAKES & KANDIES

Delicious cakes for weddings and celebrations throughout Gympie, Mary Valley, Sunshine Coast and Noosa Hinterland. Find us on Facebook. P (07) 5484 6095 M 0408 626 090 bonnie@bonniescakesandkandies.com.au

Gheerulla Hall 07 5472 3297 Imbil RSL Hall 07 5484 5245 Imbil Public Hall 07 5484 5178 Kandanga Creek Hall 07 5484 3144 Kandanga Hall 07 5484 3493 Kenilworth Hall 07 5446 9237 Long Flat Hall 07 5482 4934 Obi Obi Hall 07 5446 9154 Ridgewood Hall 07 5447 9308 MV RAILWAY STATIONS Amamoor Station 07 5488 4135 Dagun Station 0408 368 000 Imbil Station 0400 476 118 Kandanga Station 07 5488 6118 CHURCHES Amamoor Uniting Church 0407 831 310 All Saints Church Kandanga 5482 2629 Imbil Anglican Church 07 5482 2629 Imbil Catholic Church 07 5482 1213 Imbil Uniting Church 0407 831 310 Kandanga Catholic Church 5482 1213 MV Wesleyan Methodist Church Amamoor 07 5484 3687 Kenilworth Churches: St John Bosco Catholic 07 5491 2011 St Luke's Anglican 07 5499 9130

KOOLEWONG PAR 3 COUNTRY COURSE

COOL - LULA M 0437 303 372

Graphic Design • Short-run Digital Printing • Business Stationery Specialists Bulk Printing including Mail Outs • Promotional Products • Websites www.gympiegraphics.com.au • Phone (07) 5482 3102 Shop 3/38 Reef St, Gympie • admin@gympiegraphics.com.au www.facebook.com/gympiegraphics • Celebrate with Mary printers...

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includes 9-hole Par 3 course and also boasts a covered / all weather, artificial turf, driving range. Licensed clubhouse facilities with refreshing rural views from the beer garden. Open seven days a week 7am to 5pm. A venue for all celebrations. E koolewongpar3@hotmail.com W www.koolewongpar3.com.au 63 Barsby Road, Imbil Qld 4570


Mary Valley Chamber of Commerce loves an occasion to celebrate and is proud to partner the Celebrate with Mary initiative. We encourage valley businesses to join us in creating a strong local economy.

Artwork Tygesign9 Š 2015

E secretary@maryvalleychamberofcommerce.com.au W www.maryvalleychamberofcommerce.com.au

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2015 / 2016 MARY VALLEY ANNUAL

FEST IVALS + EVENT S

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SATURDAY 22 AUG 2015

MARY VALLEY SHOW & RODEO

SATURDAY 19 SEPT 2015

KENILWORTH SHOW & RODEO

27th - 30th AUGUST 2015

AMAMOOR STATE FOREST, MV

EASTER SAT 26 MARCH 2016

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KENILWORTH CHEESE WINE & FOOD FEST

SATURDAY 07 NOV 2015

18-21 SEPT WEEKEND 2015

MARY RIVER FEST IVAL 12:00-8pm

ALL EASTER WEEKEND 2016

MITCHELL CREEK ROCK N BLUES

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FAR-A-WAY ENDURANCE RIDERS

SUNDAY 06 DEC 2015

SEPT & OCT 2015

MARY VALLEY SCARECROWS

MARY VALLEY T OMAT O FEST IVAL

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MARY VALLEY ART FEST IVAL

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