Share your memories of event/occasion in writing contest

THE deadline for the Senior's Writing Competition has been extended until Friday, September 20.

Organising Committee member Julie de Waard said the competition was based on the value of the story provided rather than the technical aspects of putting a written piece together.

"We want to encourage as many people as possible to share their memories of an event or occasion on the Fraser Coast," she said.

"It could be as simple as a birthday party, the birth of a child or even a community event - as long as it's a special memory for you, it qualifies."

Entries can be up to 750 words and can be typed or hand written or even recorded on tape.

They can be in the form of a story or a piece of poetry and accompanying photos are welcome.

A special morning tea will be held at the Halcro Street Community Centre in Point Vernon on Friday, October 4, at 10am where a special booklet of last year's entries will be released.

"There are some great prizes up for grabs once again in this year's competition," Ms de Waard said.

"Previous entries have included stories about the train that used bring people to Hervey Bay every year for the annual picnic or family holidays spent on the Esplanade.

"So please put pen to paper and share your special memory with the rest of the Fraser Coast."

Entries can be sent to Julie de Waard, Seniors in Focus, Fraser Coast Regional Council PO Box 1943, Hervey Bay, 4655, or emailed to 

Entries can also be delivered in person to the Halcro Street Community Centre at 30 Halcro St, Point Vernon.

For more information, phone Ms de Waard on 4194 2441.

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