Brothers throw neighbourly party

EVER wondered who is next door over the fence?

If you live on Slack Drive and Quinn Street in Emerald, get along to a street party and meet your neighbours on Sunday.

Marist Brothers Mark, Bernie and Gerry are holding a street party at their place and are inviting everyone on Slack Drive and Quinn Street to come along to 33 Slack Drive, starting from 5pm.

Bring along your own nibbles and drinks and there will be a sausage sizzle provided, or a barbecue to cook on.

“It’s a time to have a chat, meet their neighbours… and the kids can run around and kick the football,” Gerry said.

“Light a fire in the backyard in the big stone fireplace and fire up the barbecue and come around for dinner.

“Good way to bring out the community spirit.”

It all started four years ago when Gerry looked at the cars going past him in the street and wondered if they talked to each other.

He then came up with the idea of holding a street party.

The street party has become an annual event with up to 70 people attending.

If you have any Christmas or street parties planned, let Central Queensland News know and we can publicise it in the What’s On pages.

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