Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Rain Doesn't Dampen Formal Spirits

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Rain Doesn't Dampen Formal Spirits

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Byline: Melanie Maeseele

TALEAH Kruger woke up yesterday morning fearing she wouldn't even be able to make it to her own school formal.

The year 12 student at Lowood State High School said her family home at Brightview was completely flooded in, with no way in or out.

That was until her brother Daniel came to her rescue.

"He just got one of our motorbikes and we just rode through one of the back paddocks so I could meet my friend so I could get my hair done and get ready," Taleah said.

Daniel rode with his sister who had her formal dress folded in a bag on the back on their motorbike while their neighbour followed closely behind with Taleah's shoes and hair accessories.

Daniel rode his sister to her friend Carmen Jacob, who had parked her car on the other side of the flooded Brightview Road, the main access point to Taleah's home. …

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