From the Mayor's desk: Spirit of giving

From the Mayor's desk: THE people in our community are our region's greatest asset and I was privileged to witness the seemingly tireless local volunteer Ailsa Smith be named the Gympie Quota's 2015 Woman of the Year.

Ailsa has dedicated her time and skills to such groups as Little Haven Palliative Care, the RSPCA and also offers a friendly voice to isolated elderly people in our community.

Quota's motto, "We Share," is abided by the local Gympie branch which has made donations to many local charities in its 54 years of service.

The spirit of giving and dedication to our community is high in my mind this week as we head towards the 100th Anzac Day.

The Gympie region's prior and current residents who have served our country will be remembered at services throughout the region.

There will be a number of events throughout the region on Anzac Day including dawn services and a parade through Mary St, Gympie, in the later morning.

Contact your local RSL if you need more information on specific events in your locality.

I look forward to attending and taking the opportunity to pay my respects to those from our community who strived for our country and to acknowledge with pride the commitment of those who are currently serving. Lest we forget.

The small town spirit was out in force on Monday night at Kilkivan as Josh Arnold and his Small Town Culture team auditioned our local talent and gave a preview of the 'Kilkivan' anthem.

It will be great to see the final film clip of the song.

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