Don't miss 150th birthday bash

YOU HAVE just a week left to book your place at our big 150th birthday celebrations in Maryborough.

The Fraser Coast Chronicle will be officially 150 years old on Sunday, November 21, and to celebrate we are staging a champagne toast and entertainment night at Maryborough City Hall.

The celebration night will be on Friday, November 19, just days before our birthday.

And for $35 you can join the party where the champagne, refreshments and light food platters will flow.

The proud history of the voice of the district will be on show and entertainment throughout the night will help keep the party going.

The cost of the ticket has been subsidised by the paper as a way of expressing our gratitude to the community for its support over 150 years.

Chronicle editor Peter Chapman encouraged everyone to come along and promised an entertaining night.

Special guest appearances will include the ghost of Charles Buzacott, the founder of the newspaper.

The food and drinks will flow and there will be plenty of memorabilia on show.

Former Chronicle general manager Martin Simons, who is now the CEO of Australian Regional Media, will be travelling from New Zealand for the night.

Of course long-serving former editor Nancy Bates will be a special guest and she may be chatting about the picture featured of her below.

The other big news about our celebrations is that Saturday, November 20, will feature an 80-page historical lift-out surrounding the life and times of the Chronicle.

The feature will see the reproduction of all the Chronicle history pages we have run this year.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime party and any profits from the night will be donated to charity.

Of course there is a limit on the numbers so please contact Mandie Houston at the Chronicle office as soon as you can to reserve you place.

Phone Mandie Houston on 4120 1002 to reserve your party ticket.

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