Nancy, Leonie, George and Helen Creed will once again be serving morning tea to the hundreds of seniors attending the Mayor’s Morning Tea on August 12.
Nancy, Leonie, George and Helen Creed will once again be serving morning tea to the hundreds of seniors attending the Mayor’s Morning Tea on August 12. Submitted

Mayor serves scones and coffee

GLADSTONE Regional Council Mayor George Creed will be dishing out something different to the community this month, all in the name of Seniors' Week celebrations.

Scones and sandwiches will be high on the priority list when Mayor Creed and his wife Leonie welcome the region's senior community to his “‘Old Station” property at Raglan for the annual Mayor's Morning Tea.

More than 250 residents have already booked their place at the morning tea, which will this year take place on Thursday, August 12, from 10am until 2pm.

The much-anticipated event is held each year as part of Seniors' Week celebrations and includes transport and entertainment combined with good old-fashioned home cooking.

Gladstone Regional Council's events officer Simone Alexander said the event would include tea and coffee, homemade sandwiches and cake and entertainment by Councillor Clyde Cameron.

Ms Alexander said a bus service would operate to collect seniors from select locations and take them to the morning tea and back for a small return-journey fee of $10.

She said bookings were still being taken for the buses but places were filling quickly. She urged residents to book soon.

“Residents are more than welcome to drive out to Raglan on the day and we will have maps for those who wish to do so,” Ms Alexander said.

“These maps will be available from council offices closer to the day.

“But we're really encouraging seniors, for peace of mind, to take advantage of the buses which have been organised.”

Tickets are on sale at Gladstone Regional Council's Civic Centre, the council's Calliope office, Boyne Tannum Community Centre, the council's Miriam Vale office and the Agnes Rural Transaction Centre.

For more information or to RSVP telephone Ms Alexander on 4976 6914.



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