Yeppoon Pinefest entrant wants to make a difference
From The Capricorn Coast Mirror
ALANA Murray is a young lady who knows what she wants in life and making a difference in her own community is a priority.
At just 17 years of age, Lions Pinefest Ambassador Quest entrant Alana is in Year 12 at Heights College.
When she completes her secondary studies, Alana plans to attend university to complete a double degree in law and politics/psychology and economics, with a view to working her way up to becoming a barrister or a judge.
She is the Queensland Youth Parliament's Member for Keppel and said her passion for politics came from an interest shared by her father and grandfather.
Sponsored as a Pinefest entrant by Coal Train and The Coffee Club Yeppoon Central, Alana said she made the Capricorn Coast Chaplaincy her chosen charity because of the worthwhile assistance it offered the community.
"My church often supports the chaplaincy, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to raise some funds and awareness for them," she said.
"I have planned a number of events, beginning with a Battle of the Bands to be held at Yeppoon Basketball Stadium in Cordingly St on July 25.
"We already have nine bands, mostly from local schools, and are hoping a few more will come along and compete.
"There will be a $10 entry and, in addition to the battle, we will have a sausage sizzle, refreshments, multi-draw raffle and prizes for the winners of the Battle of the Bands."
Alana will hold a second fundraiser on August 16 at Yeppoon Town Hall, with a fashion parade featuring five fashion houses from the area, multi-draw raffle, entertainment and refreshments.
For more information, call Alana on 0437 270 676.