Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Meals on Wheels Push for Widgee

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Meals on Wheels Push for Widgee

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Byline: Widgee News

WITH the advent of age slowly catching up with us all, many of the more a[approximately]senior' residents of Widgee have expressed difficulty getting to town (Gympie) for shopping and all the basic necessities of life.

With this in mind several members of the wider community have approached Gympie Meals on Wheels with the aim of commencing this very valuable service within the areas of Widgee and Glastonbury.

That there is a definite need for this facility was agreed after discussion with Bevan Anderson, Gympie Meals on Wheels President, who kindly took time to attend a meeting at the Community Complex with several locals who are concerned for their neighbours and friends.

To this end, everyone is invited to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, February 16 at the Widgee Community Complex at 6.30pm to discuss the commencement of the service as well as seeking expressions of interest in people who are willing to serve on the committee as some fundraising will be necessary.

Furthermore, the committee, when formed, will be seeking expressions of interest from people who may wish to take advantage of the service provided by Meals On Wheels.

For further information contact Margaret Fittler on 5484 0420.

BOYS will be boys and that's exactly what they were at the Community Cuppa last week.

Sitting around the table, enjoying a game of 500 and stirring up the pot while I'm trying to take photos, Chris Lhotka brings out his wallet and moths galore, of all shapes and sizes, flew out. But that didn't stop him from throwing his money on the table.

Thank goodness he won the game and they let him keep the proceeds. I'd never seen so many moths emerge from one wallet before.

Meanwhile it was like aold mates weeka on the verandah with everyone catching up on the news and meeting up with friends from years past who dropped in for a visit.

For some it was another learning experience as they tried their hand at Rummy Kins and delighted in discovering a new game to play.

It was a very successful morning with everyone joining in games and activities, or just enjoying the laughter, chatting amicably with their friends and neighbours.

The Community Cuppa, hosted by the Widgee Community Complex, is held on the last Thursday of each month. Everyone is welcome to attend and share a cuppa with some delicious morning tea. Costs are maintained by the donation of a gold coin per person. Inquiries to Mary on 5484 0185 or Margaret on 5484 0420.

ANOTHER eventful morning with some members putting the finishing touches to their window art pieces while others continued with appliquA[c] work and other UFOs (unfinished objects). The president is currently away on holiday in the Territory so it's definitely a case of awhile the cats away, the mice will playa and play they certainly did. …

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