School leaders are sworn in
ALLORA State School held their 2012 school leader investiture ceremony on March 7th, in the school's Performing Arts Hall.
The Honourable Mr. Bruce Scott, Federal Member for Maranoa, presented badges and certificates to the School Captains, Vice Captains and House Captains, with family and friends also attending the ceremony
2012 School Captains are Ashleigh Brown and Adina Gunnis, with Vice-Captains Joe Morris and Maddie Whittaker. House Captains for the current school year are Joe Morris and Travis Lowe - Deacon House, and Alison Dennis and Maddie Whittaker - Gwynne House.
It was a doubly proud moment for Maddie Whittaker, given she is a descendant of Mrs. Agnes Gwynne, Allora State School's first teacher, in whose honour Gwynne House is named.
The Allora State School Parents and Citizens Association met recently met for their Annual General Meeting. Community members elected to committee positions for the coming year are Mr. Paul Morris (President), Mr. Jeffrey Lack (Vice President), Mrs. Bronwyn Christensen (Secretary) and Mrs. Barbara Erhardt (Treasurer).
The 2012 School Tuckshop Committee is: Mrs. Narelle Moore (Convenor), Mrs. Serena Fiechtner (Chairperson), Mrs. Barbara Erhardt (Secretary) & Mrs. Kym Frizzell (Treasurer).
"Bring a Note to Cast Your Vote"
This Saturday is your big chance to score some good old fashioned home cooked goodies at the latest fundraiser for Allora's own new medical centre, the "Great Allora Election Stall" on the lawns of Allora's Senior Citizens Centre from 7.30 am.
Organiser Marg Chester is very upbeat about the latest medical centre fundraiser, with donations pouring in for our local country cooks to turn into various delights such as cakes, slice, preserves, jam, pickles among a lengthy list, along with Marg's signature dish, her homemade tomato relish.
Her home was inundated by pumpkins, onions and tomatoes this week, all donations for cooking for the stall.
Marg regularly manufactures bottles of the relish, and shares it with lucky locals, or donates the tasty topping to street stalls of groups trying to raise a few dollars.
It has been action aplenty in her Herbert Street kitchen, bottles being boiled and clinking, tomatoes and onions simmering atop the stove in what could be a secret recipe akin to the eleven different herbs and spices applied to a popular fast food chicken outlet.
Drawing on forty years of making tomato relish and sauce, Marg has the production process down to a fine art.
She is encouraging community members to donate to the novel fundraiser, anything at all edible or useful is welcome.