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Hughenden works the frontier

Hard at work painting in Hughenden. Photo by Ian Laurie
IN JUNE the small town of Hughenden, 320km south-west of Townsville, became a hive of activity as a Frontier Services work party restored the old Hughenden Uniting Church and hall.

Queenslanders Ian and Fay Laurie along with Lindsay and Roslyn Thomson (NSW), Graham Reid, Jim and Julie Rees, and Ian and Joan Cook (VIC) worked tirelessly to support the work of Frontier Service Flinders Patrol Minister, Rev Peter Harvey, their host for the trip.

Work Party coordinator, Ian Laurie, said the locals appreciated the work of Frontier Services, particularly the ministry of Mr
Harvey, after this year’s cyclone.

“The ‘work’ aim of the activity was to paint the church and the hall and decommission a toilet block,” said Mr Laurie.

“The ‘party’ aim was to [engage in] fellowship with the locals, the congregation and with each other.”

Repairs included fixing weatherboards and fascia, painting, installing wire to prevent bird access to ceilings, stump
adjustments and reinstalling an air control unit.

The team thanked Mr Harvey for his organisation and the community for donating the use of equipment.

Photo : Hard at work painting in Hughenden. Photo by Ian Laurie