Kynuna Police, in partnership with The Blue Heeler Hotel, organised a grazier’s luncheon and children’s fun day in response to the recent rain disaster.
The event was held on Saturday March 9 and was well attended by the local graziers, many of whom including the local Police officer Senior Constable Graeme Ferguson, have young children.
"This was an opportunity for all of the locals and graziers who have been impacted by the recent disaster, to sit down, have a break and meet with their neighbours – some of whom they almost never get to see, due to the vast distances between properties," Constable Ferguson said.
"The children took the opportunity to have some fun in the inflatable boxing ring and with the video game consoles supplied by the Cloncurry Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC).
"As a bonus we also had some furry visitors who are orphans from the recent disaster, that are being released in the local area."
Constable Ferguson said it was great to see the locals taking the opportunity to sit down and enjoy some fellowship and to enjoy a lunch, as they had all been working so hard and counting their stock losses.
"While there is a long way to go, the people of the outback are resilient and will no doubt pick themselves up, put their hats back on and thrive as both a community and individuals."
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