Local causes get backing

GLADSTONE residents got behind local causes on the weekend and raised thousands of dollars.

St John the Baptist and Star of the Sea primary schools celebrated their annual fundraiser ‘Caulfield at the Grand' on Saturday. Around 240 people dressed to the nines for the event and brought fashion on the fields to Gladstone for a day.

The Gladstone Cancer Council held their fourth annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast, raising almost $3000 for breast cancer research.

St Stephen's annual school fair also made its eagerly awaited appearance on Saturday with four hours of family fun that kept everyone entertained.

Gladstone police said they had a quiet weekend with only a few street disturbances.

A single-vehicle accident occurred at 2.26am on Sunday on the Bruce Highway at Raglan. The north-bound vehicle went off the road and the female driver was taken to Rockhampton Base Hospital with minor injuries.

Four drink-drivers were intercepted over the weekend.

A 23-year-old man at Turkey Beach was caught with a blood-alcohol reading of 0.201 and a 20-year-old male was caught on Auckland Street with a reading of 0.087.

A 25-year-old man was pulled over on the Dawson Highway with a reading of 0.08 and a 26-year-old male was intercepted on Tank Street with a reading of 0.082.

VMR also experienced a quiet weekend with few boats venturing out.



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