DOUBLE DIGITS: Judith Hartler (from left), Gene Barnes, Fiona Ambertel and Shelley Botka with their artworks.
DOUBLE DIGITS: Judith Hartler (from left), Gene Barnes, Fiona Ambertel and Shelley Botka with their artworks.

Happy birthday Centacare

CENTACARE Fraser Coast celebrated it 10th birthday in Hervey Bay yesterday with the theme Lights of Hope, singing and presentations.

About 100 staff, volunteers and guests heard new acting director Myolene Carrick AM speak of Centacare’s achievements over the last decade and congratulated the staff, past and present, on their efforts in bringing support and guidance to the Fraser Coast community.

Mayor Mick Kruger spoke of the 55 staff plus volunteers who had grown the organisation in pace with the community using “best practice”.

Centacare delivers 18 programs on a state and federal-funded budget of $3 million a year.

Butchulla elder Marie Wilkinson welcomed guests; Butchulla dancers entertained and Sally Wode sang.

The Maryborough Centacare office will remain open at its Wharf Street address until new, more economical premises are found, Ms Carrick says.



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