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News of grant success floors Gladstone rock 'n' rollers

ROCK IT: Just Rock Gladstone dancers Brian Faber and Margareta Dobrinin, Bruce and Coral Williams and Trevor and Sue Zelike on the floor.
ROCK IT: Just Rock Gladstone dancers Brian Faber and Margareta Dobrinin, Bruce and Coral Williams and Trevor and Sue Zelike on the floor. Brenda Strong

GLADSTONE'S rock 'n' rollers can now "Just Rock" wherever they like, after treasurer Bruce Williams spent three days building a new portable wooden floor for the club.

The retired handyman got to work after giving up on hearing back on a Gladstone Regional Council Club Development Grant, applied for in September.

But on Tuesday night, Bruce and the club, Just Rock Gladstone, received some surprising news.

"Council told us we were successful in our community grant application," he said.

"When I didn't hear from them after a month, I thought we hadn't got it."

On Tuesday the council approved 17 grants to community and sporting groups across Gladstone.

Just Rock Gladstone applied for a $1150 grant - a little less than what Bruce ended up spending on materials for the floor.

"I spent $1491 on material costs, but the club will fund the remaining $350."

The 7m x 4m portable dance floor will be used at outdoor events and functions, like the Gladstone Multicultural Festival.

The club is also hoping to buy a trailer to transport the floor.

ROCK IT: Just Rock Gladstone are rocking on with their new floor.
ROCK IT: Just Rock Gladstone are rocking on with their new floor. Brenda Strong

Topics:  gladstone dance gladstone regional council rock n roll



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