Army hero joins post cyclone Rocky Road record attempt

Australia’s Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, a retired General in the Australian Army, will join the region in a Rocky Road making record challenge
Australia’s Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, a retired General in the Australian Army, will join the region in a Rocky Road making record challenge Daniel Burdon

AN ARMY hero will join the region as it celebrate its resilience since Cyclone Marcia's fury hit Central Queensland.

The Rockhampton Regional Council is inviting the entire community to celebrate their resilience since TC Marcia.

On Friday, council will host a Road to Recovery event as we give thanks to the community and volunteers who have banded together to ensure the region gets back on track quickly.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said she is proud to announce Australia's Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, will also be in attendance as the community unites to celebrate the many milestones achieved since the cyclone.

"The region has faced its biggest challenge in many years, as TC Marcia has devastated many different parts of our community," said Mayor Strelow.

"Governor-General Peter Cosgrove is making a special trip to the Rockhampton Region to join our community as we give thanks to all the people who have played such a vital part in our road to recovery.

"Our community has banded together and worked together to help clean-up the damage and what we have achieved so far would not have been possible without this help.

"This event is for everyone, to pat each other on the back and to say thanks to those unsung heroes," she said.

Don't forget to sink your teeth into what could possibly be the world's longest Rocky Road as council aims to set a new Guinness World Record for the region.

Council is encouraging community organisations, school, businesses, and individuals to come together to create a slab (or more) of Rocky Road in this new challenge!

Participants must register by 5pm Thursday (March 12). 

The Road to Recovery event will also host a number of activities for all ages including a selection of multi-cultural food, free sausage sizzle, free amusement rides, community concert and the Telstra Movie Under the Stars initiative. 

Rockhampton Regional Council would like to thank Telstra Movies Under the Stars, Funland Amusements, The Short Fall, Broccoli Forest and other local support acts for donating their time so that this event could be made possible.

Where: Sir Raymond Huish Drive
When: 5pm, Friday 13 March

Rocky Road Challenge:
1. Register attendance at
2. Must register by 5pm Thursday. 
3. On Friday, participants will need to bring their number and their Rocky Road no later than 5:30pm
4. The Rocky Road will be measured and placed in a cold room
5. At 6:30pm the cut rocky road will then be formed to spell 'Rockhampton' or 'Rocky' or just 'R' depending on how many participants we get

Topics:  cyclone marcia guiness book of records peter cosgrove rockhampton regional council

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