Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Riders in Top Form for Pony Club Event

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Riders in Top Form for Pony Club Event

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Byline: WIDGEE NEWS LYNLIE CROSS

THE first T-Shirt Hack Day for 2018 held at the Widgee Pony Club grounds last Saturday was a tremendous success with a great number of entries and smiles all round as trophies and ribbons were awarded.

Riders enjoyed wonderful conditions and the club provided spectators and contestants a barbecue lunch and drinks from the clubhouse.

The club has more events on the calendar with dates to be confirmed. Inquiries secretary, Maxine Nott 0408 871 748 or chief pony club instructor Craig Johnston 0498 959 913.

World Day of Prayer

LAST Friday's World Day of Prayer Service was well received with duties and readings shared throughout the congregation.

Organised by members of the Suriname WDP Committee and conducted by Pat Smith, Jan Cotter and Margaret Fittler at the Theebine Community Church, the service explained the trials and tribulations of the people of Suriname.

Guest speaker Carina Ludike spoke with knowledge of the intricacies of life in this small but densely populated country located on South America's north-east coastline.

Koala action group

GYMPIE and Widgee koala action group members will gather in Little Widgee Road from 9am today to learn how to create a koala corridor.

The event is to provide training in site preparation for the planting of koala-friendly trees as well as their after-care to ensure plants are well established, creating safe access for koalas on rural acreage.

The session will be presented by local bushland regenerator Rick Sizer.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and participate in this free session.

Inquiries Annie 0421 545 977.

Last Sunday's koala workshop held at Glastonbury was well attended and a surprising amount of interesting information and data was provided by wildlife vet Dr Robyn Stenner.

The plight of koalas is becoming more significant with habitat continually threatened/eroded as the population expands into existing corridors and rural areas. …

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