Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Ambulance Station Welcomed

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Ambulance Station Welcomed

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Cherith Weis



THE Rockhampton Local Ambulance Committee now takes in the new station at Gracemere which aopened for businessa in May.

Lillian Bedford of the LAC said the committee looked after the needs of the North Rockhampton, Rockhampton and now Gracemere Ambulance stations and the fundraising directly benefited the local stations.

The local committee is one of 178 in Queensland which works with the local community and Queensland Ambulance Service to ensure their community receives the best possible ambulance service.

Pat Fitzgerald of the Gracemere Pensioners and Superannuants League said the league was pleased to see the station operational at last. She said her group had campaigned for about 12 years. About four years ago, the group had gathered about 1000 signatures on a petition, which was presented to the State Parliament by the then Member for Fitzroy, Jim Pearce.

She said she was quite sure that the pressure experienced by emergency services during the floods brought about the operational station (the building which had been set up for the purpose years before) and she welcomed the opening of the station in Gracemere.

Spring Festival

GRACEMERE'S Conaghan Park springs into life on Saturday for a Spring Fun Festival from 2pm. It's a free afternoon tea with a free sausage sizzle. There'll be games, face painting, jumping castle and prizes. The afternoon is sponsored by Gracemere's Hidden Treasure and the Gracemere Baptist Fellowship. For more information, phone 49331532.

Morning Tea

ROYAL Flying Doctor Service Rockhampton Auxiliary's Spring Morning tea is to be held today at the QRI Hall in Denison St from 10am. Admission is $10. Lucky door, entertainment, etc Fashions by Noni B Fashions, City Centre Plaza. Bookings are essential. To reserve a table phone Dell on 49286498 or Marion 49147003.

Trivia Night

ON Saturday at 6.30pm, the Rockhampton Northside Chaplaincy Committee will be holding a Trivia Night at the North Rockhampton High School hall in Berserker St. Money raised from this function will be used to support chaplaincy services in primary and secondary schools in North Rockhampton. Entry is $10 per person with a maximum of eight people per table. Finger food will be supplied to tables. Bookings are essential so phone 49247888 or email chappytrivia@ by this afternoon.

Night of Dance

AN Old Time / New Vogue Dance will be held at QRI on Saturday from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Music by Cliff's Computerised Old Time / New Vogue Dance Music. At the next morning tea/concert to be held on Wednesday, September 14, at 10am, the committee of the Rockhampton Country Music Concert Inc will be making a donation to a representative from Camp Quality. …

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