Theodore proves back on feet

SLIP AND SLIDE: Jacqui Pressey, Sela Tuavao and Tammy Malings enjoy the days celebrations.
SLIP AND SLIDE: Jacqui Pressey, Sela Tuavao and Tammy Malings enjoy the days celebrations.

THE Theodore community was thriving on the weekend, proving to the rest of the shire the town is well and truly back on its feet.

More than 300 people attended the Theodore and District Post Flood Community Thank You Barbecue to say thank you to those who helped during and after the floods.

Local co-ordinator Mark Ballin was overwhelmed with the support the event received.

"We really needed to say thank you to all the volunteers that came to clean up Theodore," Mr Ballin said.

"That's the way you do things. So many people and organisations supported us, from surf clubs on the Gold Coast to SES groups in Tasmania.

"The day itself was so sincere and there was a real warm feeling."

Representatives from Evolution Mining (Cracow Gold Mine), Anglo American Dawson Mine, Banana Shire Council, the Theodore Hotel and the Moura Community attended the event.

The town also received a special visit from Queensland Rail National workers who were in Theodore last year when the rail was down.

When residents returned to Theodore after the flood, a busload of the QR workers travelled to the town to help clean up.

"They drove to Theodore and back to Gladstone every day for two weeks," Mr Ballin said

More than $2500 from the day which will be donated to the Central and South West Queensland Flood Appeal.

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