David Bird has raised the flags in Yeppoon every day for the last 20 years. His photo will be part of the ABC Open Unsing Heroes exhibition coming up. Photo Contributed / The Capricorn Coast Mirror
David Bird has raised the flags in Yeppoon every day for the last 20 years. His photo will be part of the ABC Open Unsing Heroes exhibition coming up. Photo Contributed / The Capricorn Coast Mirror Contributed RCC

Our Unsung Heroes put in the spotlight with large portraits

THIRTEEN Yeppoon locals are about to have their time in the spotlight when their large photo portraits are put up around the streets for Unsung Heroes of Yeppoon.

The portraits were taken by Yeppoon locals who were asked to photograph an inspiring person in their community.

Published on the ABC Open site, a select number have been printed in large poster format for the outdoor exhibition, in nine locations including in Pie Alley, the Town Hall and the showgrounds.

Yeppoon's Malcolm Wells, who contributed the portrait of environmentalist Mikala Maloney, became involved with the Unsung project because "volunteers are the life-blood of our communities".

"These are people who willingly sacrifice their free time for all our benefit and I think we sometimes take them for granted," he said.

"They deserve our encouragement, our support and our appreciation for what they do."

Lisa Clarke, ABC Open producer for Capricornia said of the exhibition: "I hope that people from Rocky, Yeppoon and other towns will come and see the exhibition, not only to celebrate our amazing volunteers but also to recognise the wealth of creative people in the area - there are a lot of talented photographers in Capricornia."

The launch of the exhibition on August 21 will also see local band Medicinal Porpoises perform the world premier of their single Pie Alley along with a set from their new EP.

UNSUNG HEROES

The launch will be held on Friday, August 21 from 6pm to 7pm in Pie Alley, Normanby St, Yeppoon.

The exhibition will run until October 6.



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