Solid community spirit alive and well in Tannum

COMMUNITY groups in Tannum Sands are bustling with activity, according to resident Cecily Burkett.

The Boyne Tannum Lions Club member, market coordinator for Beach Arts Music and member of the Boyne Island Low Vision Support Group said the region welcomed and greatly supported volunteering opportunities and community groups.

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"We've got new members here at the Lions Club, so it's great," Cecily said.

"People are getting really involved."

With new community groups on the rise like the Boyne Tannum Men's Shed, and the Scouts' Group, which celebrated its first birthday last week, there is plenty of opportunity to join in and become a volunteer.

And while Ms Burkett is usually a volunteer for various events, recently she experienced first-hand the dedication that local groups demonstrate when people are in need.

"After I had a knee replacement in November, the Lions Club and local church provided me a meal every night for about a month.

"They would even confer with another to make sure they weren't doubling up on meals," she said.

"That's just an example of how great this community is."

At the Boyne Island Low Vision Support Group she said some members travel from Gladstone.

And there continues to be a waiting list for the monthly BAM event.

"It's an amazing community. It really is.

"Its paradise. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else," she said.



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