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POMONA Community Kitchen on again Families work together Antiques & Collectables Fair Community Garden_ ____________ 6 Hinterland Art Group Exhibition___ 7

KENILWORTH KSC/Leading the way Kenilworth Pony Club news_ ____3 Footpath projects Kenilworth Library Celebrates 25 Blankets donations Kenilworth First Response AGM___ 4 Kenilworth Information Centre needs you Drought, flood, fire_______________5 Letter to the Editor Elli Schlunke in Nambour gallery Pauline Adair’s painting w’shop Adopt a Digger_ _____________ 13

MARY VALLEY Mary River Festival 2011__________ 8 MV Community Forum SC Walks Festival MV Scarecrow Festival 2011_____ 9 MV Stags games dates_________10

Editor’s Note: This is a call to all the Mary Valley community. As everybody must have been enjoying a wonderful and sunny winter school holidays the submissions dropped consequently thus the Mary Valley Voice got thinner. This time only as we are hoping to get more exciting news coming up just in time for the next publication on Wednesday 27 July. Until then we are looking forward to receive your emails in abundance!


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the upcoming zone 6 camp but helped riders/owners understand the different requirements for keeping their horses safe and happy during the cooler months. KPC would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new members! RIDER PROFILE Riders Name: Jessie Falconer Pony’s Name: Sir Walter, Lexington Inspire Me, Jahlad, Brookleigh Enchanted Star. Type of Pony: Thoroughbreds and Arabs


here were smiles all around at a special parade held at the Kenilworth State Community College recently when two Year 7 students were recognised as school leaders. Congratulations to Taniah Reinhardt and Nathan Loweke! Maleny High students, and past Conondale State School leaders, Astar and Rawhinia Castle, were on hand to present leadership certificates and badges. Astar and Rawhinia are accomplished violin players and are planning to perform in Europe next year. The girls performed two beautiful pieces for the audience and spoke of the hard work that went into following your dreams and passions. They also gave all the students (and listening adults) sound advice on being leaders and told a little of their own experiences in that role. An important message for all the children, and the younger ones in particular, was that you don’t need a badge to show leadership! At Kenilworth we give all of our Year 7 students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and gain recognition as Student Leaders. Our standards are high. Students are rated against criteria in the leadership areas of role model, interpersonal skills, integrity and responsibility and communication. Those students who were not successful in gaining recognition as Student Leaders this term will be given further opportunities and guidance in term three in preparation for the second round of leadership recognition towards the end of next term.

Favourite Pony Club event: Show jumping, dressage, hacking, gymkhanas Best Pony Club memory: Going to State four times for Show Jumping and Equitation and this July going to State for Dressage and Combined Training. Winning my first and second Rug! If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question or asked the question wrong. Pat Parelli


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ur muster held on Saturday 25 June was attended by our largest number of members to date this year. Instructors were, Tanja Mitton (mindset coach and author of Seven Steps to the Mindset of an Equestrian Champion), Melissa Flood (who has recently attained her NCAS prelim Instructor’s certificate – congratulations Melissa!), our chief instructor Sonia Law and KPC member Tonia Murtagh. Riders participated in flatwork, dressage, jumping, mounted games and theory lessons. The  theory lesson conducted by Tonia not only helped riders study for


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KENILWORTH Footpath projects march on in Kenilworth


ravelling by car or by foot in Kenilworth will soon be safer and easier. Sunshine Coast Council is set to construct new sections of footpath and a new disabled car park. Division 10 Councillor Paul Tatton said the works would take place in three locations. “We will construct a 15m x 2m section of pathway on Charles Street, west of Elizabeth Street along with a 40m x 2m stretch of pathway on Charles Street, east of Elizabeth Street,” he said. “Council will also construct a new disability car park in the main street along with a 30m x 1.8m extension of the existing pathway along Elizabeth Street, near the intersection of Eumundi – Kenilworth Road.” “These pathway projects will enable safer and easier transport around Kenilworth and will also enhance the appearance of the streetscape.” “Some trees will need to be removed as part of these pathway projects however council will offset this by replanting vegetation.” Works are expected to take three weeks to complete from the starting SEPTIC TANKS day (weather GREASE TRAPS permitted).

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Celebrating 25 years at Kenilworth Library

n the last issue of the Mary Valley Voice, we hinted that there was to be a special celebration soon at Kenilworth Library. We can now reveal that it is the 25th birthday of this very special hinterland library. On Friday 29 July, our library will be open for an informal morning tea provided by the Sunshine Coast Library Service and the Friends of Kenilworth Library. Everyone is welcome to pop in for a cuppa or coffee and refreshments from 10.30am. Celebrations include the cutting of the birthday cake, the presentation of a new book by local family historian, Tony White and lucky door prizes for adults and children. There will also be a special colouring competition for children. We look forward to a fun day with lots of memories of the past 25 years of our library. Yvonne James


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t is ever so nice to be warm and snug in our beds on these cold evenings. Donations of blankets are urgently needed by Kenilworth Op Shop for ‘Wanderers who need to sleep in their cars’. Donations of warm clothes would also be most welcomed.  SHED THE LIGHT NEPALI and OP SHOP, 4 and 48 Elizabeth St, Kenilworth QLD 4574, PO Box 54, Kenilworth 4574. For more info please ring Nepali on 5472 3322 or the OpShop 5472 3239 or email

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So here is the pitch, WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS! We will train you, it is a fun job and it is great to be able to promote our lovely town and region. Come in any ICTION: The Information Centre is operated by the time to have a look around and to get a Sunshine Coast Council. feel of the place, see how things work. FACT: The SC Council owns the land and building. The Craft Shop is also always looking for Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce lease the building volunteers, so if you are a craft artist, bring (from Council) and is responsible for all operational and in your work and volunteer at the same time.  maintenance costs. A three year Community Partnership Funding Grant was awarded to the Chamber to assist To showcase our lovely Kenilworth District and the Mary with these costs. A subcommittee is accountable to the Valley, we need your help, come and join our happy Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce, its members and team, ring 5446 0122, 10am to 3pm. community, for the Information Centre’s administration and daily function.


FICTION: The Information Centre staff who work in and operates the centre are paid employees. FACT: Everyone is a community volunteer and live within the Kenilworth District. The Kenilworth Information Centre was opened on November 26 2005, by Maroochy Shire Council’s Mayor Joe Natoli and Division 1, Councillor Greg Rogerson. Greg was very instrumental in getting the Information Centre up and running. The Centre started with about 10 volunteers, some of who are still volunteering today. The primary function of the Centre is the promotion and marketing of Kenilworth and District, businesses, community events and festivals. The Centre provides comprehensive information on the local area, local region and neighbouring regions, with friendly, helpful information, not only to our many visitors, but also to the community. Over the past year (2010) we have had 13,570 visitors through the Centre. (555 were international) The Center sub-committee produced the brochure ‘Discover Kenilworth’. This excellent publication is sent to tourism outlets within a 500km radius. Recently an advert was placed in the new Mary Valley Map, again promoting the Kenilworth District. This map was produced by Gympie, Cooloola Tourism, with 40,000 copies to be distributed to regional centres through out Queensland and will be displayed at  relevant exhibitions. The Craft Shop was started in July 2006 to showcase and sell handmade, or hand decorated items  by local artists. The Craft Shop is staffed by a very small group of artists and handcraft volunteers. This little shop is a success story and after the shop running costs are deducted, the commission from the sales assists in the operating costs of the Information Centre. The Information Centre staff works closely with other Centres in the area, exchanging information and brochures. The Centre should be open seven days per week, from 10am to 3pm. Unfortunately we are sometimes unable to provide this service, due to the lack of volunteers.



love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.” So goes the famous poem by Dorothea Mackellar. What she failed to include is that in Australia, there is another element that follows the flooding rains - bushfires. Traditionally the three elements follow each other - the drought is broken by flooding rains which sets everything growing profusely and then that dries out and we get bushfires. It is expected that the lush undergrowth that we see at the moment will dry out this Spring and Summer and also next year and this will provide ample fuel for bush fires. The weather has cooled off now and although there have been some scattered showers, this is the best time of year to consider bush fire management. Leaving it until August, September, or October is too late as the temperatures are higher and the undergrowth is drier making it more likely that any clearing using a controlled burn-off will get away and cause a major fire. The local bush fire brigades are willing and able to perform a controlled burn on your property in return for a donation towards their brigade. You are also reminded that it is an offence to light a fire larger than two meters by two meters without a fire permit from your local fire warden. Towards the end of August, it is likely that a fire danger period will again be declared and it will be illegal to light any fires without a permit. If you need a fire permit and are not sure who the fire warden for your area is or how to contact them, please ring the Caloundra Area Office on 5420 7517. Remember, the last thing we want in our community is a major bush fire.

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POMONA Families Work Together To Create Family Friendly Feasts



he Pomona and District Community House is once again partnering with the King of the Mountain Festival Committee to present a ‘cook-off’ at the annual race day on Sunday 24 July. This year the focus is ‘Families Working Together’. As well as needing to create a tasty, family friendly, nutritious dish, three families will also be asked to demonstrate their ability to work as a team. “Collaboration, communication and having fun are an important part of this year’s judging criteria,” says Kathryn Shewring, Community Engagement Coordinator at the Community House. “We want to demonstrate that each family member has an important contribution to make to the team.” The cook-off will be a part of a series of programs aimed at supporting families. Beginning on Wednesday 3 August, Aimee Stanyer from Focus, Division of General Practice will be hosting a series of ‘conversations’ held over five weeks which she invites families and the community to participate in. Topics will include the following: 1. Family – what is it all about? 2. Navigating through the minefield: communication in families 3. Families that play together stay together: How to look at the strengths in your family 4. What’s going on here? Spotting signs of stress in families 5. Practicing calm in families in a busy world. A family fun day is planned for later in the year. For more information please contact the Pomona and District Community House on 5485 2427. Photo above of the Manders family members from left to right: Kelly, Stewart, Georgia, Heather.



he Pomona and District Community House is thrilled to announce that we have scheduled our next Community Kitchen. Starting on Thursday 21 July from 10.30am to 1.30pm (approximately), in the brand new kitchen of the Lawson Shed, we will be offering a six week program. It is $20.00 for registration and weekly costs for your own food. Come and learn about healthy food, cooking and budgeting in an atmosphere of fun and friendship. To book your place or for more info please call 5485 2427.

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he major fundraiser of the year for Pomona and District Meals on Wheels, the Antiques and Collectables Fair, is being held on the King of the Mountain weekend, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July 2011. The fair is being held in the Memorial Hall on Reserve Street, running from 8am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sunday. There will be a wide variety of stalls selling everything from furniture, paintings and fine china to jewellery, linen and art deco; so there’s sure to be something of interest for just about everyone. An entry fee of $4 for adults ($3 concession) will apply; children (accompanied by an adult) free. The King of the Mountain Festival and Race is the big event of the year in our lovely town of Pomona with Mt Cooroora rising majestically to the west. Events include the Bush Poets’ Breakfast, fun runs, thong throwing, heritage market and, of course, the big race itself at 3pm on Sunday; for more information check out the website Pomona and District Meals on Wheels do the catering for the fair, preparing delicious sweets, savoury delights (several varieties of home-made, scrumptious pies are our speciality) and hot and cold beverages in our wonderful kitchen located on the premises. So come to Pomona on our big weekend, have a browse, pick up that muchsought-after item, support our Meals on Wheels service and enjoy the camaraderie and excitement in our delightful town. For more information call 5485 2028 or 5485 1777.



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interland Art Group art exhibition, “Embracing our Community� will be held in conjunction with the King of the Mountain Festival in Pomona from Saturday 9 July until Thursday 11 August 2011.

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Other ideas that we would love to see a champion to take care of are sustainable transport options on getting to the festival, a canoe race, cooking demonstrations using the combination of slow food, permaculture, and sustainability. We welcome any ideas that support the mission and vision of the festival and the concept of ‘Come out and play with Mary’ underpinning our decision making. But the organisers could use your help!


his year’s Mary River Festival will be held at Kandanga Recreation Ground on Saturday 12 November, 12 noon to 8pm PLUS Family River Fun Day at Les and Heather Hall’s property, Kybong, Saturday 22 October, 12 noon to 8pm.

In many ways you could be a useful person - you may want to volunteer from now until the festival, at the festival, after the festival, sponsor or know someone who could sponsor, promote the festival to your networks, know of some cool stalls or festival ideas that support our mission and vision for the festival, nominate someone for an Award... We will listen and we will gladly accept your help.

The organising team is working hard to make sure this year’s event is as good as ever with a great lineup of musicians and performers, workshops, stalls, displays and lots of engaging activities to keep you entertained, not to mention food.

Don’t hesitate to contact any of the organising committee: Joolie on 5481 0732, Glenda on 0411 443 589, Jane on 0401 570 753, Heinke on 0419 024 291, Marc on 0402 447 317, Tony on 0419 771 318, Les on 0427 657 391 Email:

There could be other events to add to the festivities as time draws closer. One extra this year could be the art show in the Kandanga Hall representing all the art groups along the Mary River. If you belong to or know of an art group that may like to be involved please contact Joolie Gibbs at the Gympie Gallery.

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ome along to the Imbil (showgrounds) Public Hall, Edward St, Imbil for an update on exciting projects for the Mary Valley on July 14 from 5.30pm. This forum, hosted by the Mary Valley Renewal Team, includes a presentation from the State Government’s Coordinator General office on the land strategy for the valley.

More information will be available shortly or check out our website Photos below of last year’s Scarecrow Festival participants

• Renewal key project updates • State government land progress • Local government update Community groups involved in the community and economic action plan, as well as local businesses, are invited to display their projects and business material on the evening. To book a table ring Heinke Butt on 5488 6848 or call Mary Valley Renewal spokesperson Ms Glenda Pickersgill on 0411 443 589.

Festival of Walks


s you know the Sunshine Coast Walks Festival held from Friday 19 to Sunday 28 August includes a number of walks in the Mary Valley - see http://www. Also check out the Facebook page http://www.facebook. com/WalksFestival For inquiries contact Richard Hill, Coordinator Walks Festival on 0418 711 611.  


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arly discussions have pinpointed the dates for the Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival this year. It starts with scarecrows up on Saturday 24 September and concludes with scarecrows down on Sunday 30 October.



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Good Shepherd Lutheran College 25th Anniversary Chapel

elli Hall’s next Old-Time Dance will be held on Saturday 6 August starting at 7.30 pm. Bring the elebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, Good family and dance away the cold with some good old-time Shepherd Lutheran College invites all parents, dancing featuring our regular live band, Sunshine Swing.  students, past students, families and friends of the College A hearty supper along with door prizes  is provided  for to Chapel on Foundation Day to celebrate the Colleges the entry fee of $12 per adult, $5 for high-school students 25 years of providing Christian education in a caring and children free. environment. The 25th Anniversary Chapel will be held Belli Hall is located in beautiful Belli Park at 1170 Kenilworth at on Wednesday 20 July at 9am in the HPE Centre at Road. For information ring Margaret on 5447 0175 or visit Good Shepherd Lutheran College, 115 Eumundi Road, our website at Noosaville and will be followed by morning tea. For further Martial arts/self defense classes suitable for all types, 11 information please contact the College on 5455 8600 or years and over, will be held at the Belli Hall from Thursday email


14 July. Classes are $12 per student, and run for one hour. All beginners are welcome. For further info contact Kim on 0421 420 072 or visit

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ome along to the Amamoor Hall, Busby St, on Saturday 16 July where live music will be provided by “The Grey Cats”. The young musicians that make up the band are from Gympie and have been playing at ‘Bush’ and country dances for four years. The talented members are Katy on the tin whistle, Richard on the fiddle, Adam on guitar and Kel on the bass guitar.  They will play the old favourite dances such as ‘The Pride of Erin and ‘The Gypsy Tap’ (to name a few) and some less traditional bush dances (but no less fun) such as the ‘Hokey Pokey’ and ‘The Chicken Dance’.    Tom, an experienced dance caller will ensure that those who don’t know the dances so well can keep up with those that know how to reel, polka and spin! A home-made supper will be provided. There are lucky door prizes and raffle tickets to purchase. Soft drinks and chips are available to buy also.  So on Saturday 16 July, at the Amamoor Hall, Busby Street,  doors open at 6.30pm, ready to start dancing at 7pm. Adults are $10, Children $2.50 and a family $25.00. Any money raised will go to the Amamoor P&C Association.

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ind your true voice with Brian Martin in a relaxed, inclusive setting whilst singing in four-part harmony. Wednesday 13 July at 6pm at the Uniting Church Hall Cnr. Millwell Rd and Evans St Maroochydore. For more info 5445 0137 or 0447 660 194 • or visit

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ational Tree Day will be held on Sunday 31 July 2011, with Schools Tree Day taking place on the Friday 29 July 2011. Last year over 312 000 people at 3500 sites dug deep to improve their natural surroundings. Tree Day shows children how easy and fun it is to help our environment. What to plant and why? Before deciding what to plant, please consider whether planting is the most appropriate activity for the area you are targeting. The Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (AABR) advise that where a natural soil profile still exists there is always a chance that natural regeneration can occur using a variety of methods to get things going, such as weed removal or even fire. The 3 Rs of restoration are: • Retain remnant indigenous vegetation; • Regenerate where there is any potential for natural regeneration; and, • Replant only where there is no regeneration potential. The AABR has also produced an excellent planting guide. If in doubt please seek advice from your local council or environmental group such as Greening Australia, Landcare, Coastcare and Bushcare. The National Tree Day Information Centre at 1300 88 5000 can assist you in providing your local council contact details. Tree Day is all about planting native species that are local to your area, often referred to as provenance plants. Local native plants have a better chance of survival, particularly in drought conditions, since they have adapted over millions of years to the conditions in your area. Australian native plants that do not naturally occur in your region can, in fact, become weeds. One example is the Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia baileyana), which originates from the Cootamundra region of NSW but has become a problem in other areas of Australia where it can invade bushland and displace local native wattles. For a guide to other potential native weeds visit the Society for Growing Australian Plants web site.




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have written to the alternative premier Campbell Newman seeking assurance that he will not build dams in the Mary Valley, and that if elected he will remove the current restricted sites in the Mary Valley and its tributaries from the State Government regulations. People in our area have lived in fear for too long and we need absolute assurance from the alternative premier that he will not drought proof Brisbane by destroying the Mary Valley. What deeply concerns me is that Mr Newman has stated publicly that if elected he intends to change State law to stop Federal Government intervention. The reality is that if the Federal Government had not intervened in the State Government’s plans for the Traveston Dam it would have been built. Contact me regarding pipeline issues It is important that property owners who have concerns about issues regarding the northern pipeline contact me as early as possible and before contractors enter their properties to carry out pipeline work. I continue to attend inspections and meetings with residents and representatives from the Northern Network Alliance pipeline construction company and government in relation to on-going impacts that the pipeline work is having on property owners. Meet me in Cooroy I will be holding my next Cooroy meeting in the Cooroy RSL boardroom on Thursday, July 14. Anyone who would like to meet with me can organise an appointment by contacting my Nambour office on 5441 6933.

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David Edward Pickering’s World War I Watch

he Kenilworth Historical Museum has been fortunate to have donated a watch presented to David Pickering by the resident of Kenilworth when he signed up to serve “King and Country” in World War I. Thanks to Ms Lorraine Adcock, niece of Mrs. Dave Pickering for her thoughtfulness in sending this artefact back to its birthplace. David Edward was the eldest child of Ben and Agnes (nee Gordon). He was born on May 19, 1896. His schooling was completed at the first Kenilworth Provisional School. After leaving school he worked for Harry Gordon, driving a coach to Eumundi. At the age of 19 years and 9 months, on March 6, 1916 he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces and was posted to the 15 Infantry Battalion. He embarked on the HMAT Itonus on August 8, 1916 for transportation to the battlefields of France. Dave was first wounded in action on February 1, 1917 and was repatriated to England on February 17, returning to the front line on September 23, 1917. One month later he was again wounded in action and returned to England for treatment where it appears he remained for almost a year, rejoining his unit on 21 September, 1918. Dave returned to Australia on the Beltana, embarking on June 2, 1919. He was discharged from service on September 4, 1919.

The presentation watch will be on display with other World War I artefacts at the Museum which is open every Sunday 10 am until 2 pm. Lenore Meldrum President Kenilworth and District Historical Assn. Inc.

Award winning Coolum Artist Pauline Adair to tutor at the Art workshop in Kenilworth


s one of the Kenilworth Arts Festival’s growing contributions to the four day art workshops on September 26 to 30 are something to look forward too. Award winning artist Pauline Adair from Coolum will teach life drawing in pastel with her course titled “Rhythm of Life”. A complete life drawing experience starting with quick pose sketches to gain confidence then working in a range of exciting techniques. Convincingly portray your subjects, developing your own marks and individual style. Accuracy becomes less important as you respond with hand and eye to what you see, drawing creatively and spontaneously. Give life to your drawings and find out what the term “how an artist sees” can mean to you. Make the shift to right brain thinking and kick-start a more creative approach to life drawing. Pauline explores light and shadow, lost/found edges, line and wash effects. She then moves beyond drawing to figure painting using soft pastels to create works of art.

The Service records in the National Archives have copies of the various telegrams forwarded to his mother Agnes. Pauline finds people, their expressions, colour, light, shadow fascinating, how they affect one another. She The telegram sent 1/11/1917 reads: loves to capture all these elements in a painting. Pauline Now reported Private David Pickering admitted 22nd paints every day “I don’t want to go to my grave with my October third general hospital Boulogne France Gunshot paintings still inside me... or to have any paint left over!” wound head, legs and buttocks and dangerous.  One can only imagine the distress experienced by his family, with Over the years, Pauline has had and entered many exhibitions and has won numerous awards for her work, the limited communication available to them in 1917. especially her evocative nudes. Pauline has the ability to Dave returned to the Kenilworth district after his discharge, portray the emotion of her models and her work captures working at Frank Pearce’s sawmill in Oakey Creek. He the hearts and minds of her viewers. purchased a property (now Gheerulla Stables) adjoining his fathers in 1922. In 1945 he and his wife Edna moved Suitable for beginners and intermediate artists, there will into the farm adjoining the township of Kenilworth – now be three models used over the course of four days. fronting Mary Street. Dave for many years was the flood For more info on Pauline’s course and the other ten tutors height recorder and the supplier of fresh milk to township visit the website or families. A number of his flood recording books are on phone the Kenilworth Arts Council on 07 5472 3223. display in the Historical Museum.

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KENILWORTH Acknowledgement to Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest Committee from Kenilworth Info Centre


he Information Centre subcommittee and volunteers’ wish to thank the Food Fest Committee for their generous donation. The Festival’s ‘in-the-pink’ success celebration to present monies to several service organisations including the Info Centre was such a great idea and well attended. This Festival has become such a huge annually success story, bringing heaps of visitors to Kenilworth, the aftermath is also felt for many weeks. Thanks once again for a great job. Pat Yates Subcommittee Team Member Kenilworth Information Centre

Adopt a Digger Project


have been contacted by the lady coordinating this project with a plea that the Kenilworth World War I diggers be “adopted”. There were 24 recruits from Kenilworth who fought in WWI - so far only two have been “adopted” FC Lowrey and DE Pickering. The Kenilworth recruits include:Allen E.H. + • Allan H.J. • Banks W. • Carnell S. • Doud A. • Edwards A. • English N. • English T. • Fox J. • Gray J.H. • Gray W.A. • Jordan A.E. • Kearnan M. • Leikefett F.W. • Lowrey F.C. • McKinnon J. • Morgan F.C. + • Ower D. • Patterson J. • Pearce J.E. • Pickering D.E. • Potter L. H. • Rodgers T. • Sharry W. • Sutton J.C. • Tutt C.W. + • Woods T.J.

Elli Schlunke in Nambour


um Zen, an exhibition of new paintings by Kenilworth artist Elli Schlunke, opens on Friday 15 July at 5.30pm at Pokokai in Nambour.

Elli has been better known in recent years for her bronze sculptures, including the very large “Sisters by Choice” sculpture of a swan and an egret, commissioned as a collaborative work between the late Maroochy Shire and its Sister City Xiamen in China. This can be seen in Nelson Park in Alexandra Headlands, and also in Xiamen. However at present she is inspired to paint again. The series of Gum Zen paintings has been Elli’s response to having a new studio and back deck, from which she has developed a strong bond with her surroundings. “I find it difficult to stop painting these images – the huge variety of curves and shapes of gum leaves is a gift to an artist. At times they cluster into abstract shapes with just a few leaf forms exploding out of them,” Elli said. “Painting them has a meditative effect on me.”

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