NSW Treasurer Mike Baird addressed yesterday's Mayoral Prayer Breakfast which drew a crowd of 700 to the Pavilion.
NSW Treasurer Mike Baird addressed yesterday's Mayoral Prayer Breakfast which drew a crowd of 700 to the Pavilion. Craig Warhurst

Baird applauds Gympie's community spirit at breakfast

GYMPIE celebrated its seventh annual Mayoral Prayer Breakfast yesterday in good company.

The 700-strong gathering of community members and businesses enjoyed entertainment by gospel singer Pat Morgan, who said while she has been to many breakfasts, this was the biggest.

Guest speaker NSW Treasurer Mike Baird said Gympie's community spirit was to be "commended", especially after the January floods and expressed the importance of locals chipping in to help each other when the times are tough.

Mr Baird warned listeners if they were ready for a political or treasurer-type speech, they would be "surprised" and progressed to give a personal talk about his own life challenges.

While organisers Jill and Bruce Crampton haven't set an exact date for the next prayer breakfast yet, they have already started organisations for the 2014 gathering.

Gympie Times


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