Lorna Hicks (front left) with CHDC general manager Sandra Hobbs (seated), board members Gail Nixon and Bryan Ottone and flood recovery group chair Kerry Hayes.
Lorna Hicks (front left) with CHDC general manager Sandra Hobbs (seated), board members Gail Nixon and Bryan Ottone and flood recovery group chair Kerry Hayes.

Appeal passes $1.2m mark

THE spirit of goodwill is alive and well in the Central Highlands as corporate and private donations to the Neighbourhood Centre flood appeal soar well clear of one million dollars.

The Central Highlands Development Corporation is the latest to keep giving to appeal co-ordinator Lorna Hicks.

A cheque for $2500 was presented at council’s Egerton Street chambers on Monday.

It represented the proceeds raised from a charity auction at the Inspirational Women’s Dinner on March 8, which included items such as a T-shirt signed by the Australian swim team from the Athens Olympics, a framed print of Jessica Watson’s yacht, and a night at Alison Ray’s Emerald Homestay B&B. Appeal donations stood at $1,215,847 as of Friday.


Old England set to hit the region

Old England set to hit the region

Life and humour of old England lands in Central Highlands.

Day to honour police killed in line of duty

Day to honour police killed in line of duty

National Police Remembrance Day held in Emerald this week.

Community project unveiled

Community project unveiled

The Clermont Peace Pole project has officially opened to the public.

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