Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Allora Pressure for Queen's Baton Stop

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Allora Pressure for Queen's Baton Stop

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Byline: Gerard Walsh

IT IS less than two months until the exact details for the Queen's Baton Relay are released but there is still a push from Allora for a short stop.

Allora Regional Sports Museum president Perry Cronin said Allora had two Commonwealth Games ambassadors, Laura Geitz and Matthew Denny, and was steeped in sporting history.

"The Queen's Baton will go past Allora twice and it is only another 600 metres for it to go into the town," he said.

"The vehicle carrying the baton could pull up outside the Allora State School and the captains from the Allora State School, St Patrick's and pre-school representatives could be photographed with the baton and all the students could see it."

Allora-born retired Federal parliamentarian Tom McVeigh and Mr Cronin have contacted games authorities requesting an Allora stop.

"I have been making inquiries for six months and no one has fully answered my queries. There is no town the size of Allora in Australia with such a sporting history," he said. …

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