Plaza opened in memory of lost daughter at Girls Grammar
ROCKHAMPTON Girls Grammar School will always have a special place in the hearts of Max and Margaret Littleton.
Yesterday their long association with the school was celebrated with the opening of Littleton Plaza, an upgrade made possible through a generous donation of $500,000 from Max and Margaret.
Four generations of Margaret's family have attended the school, starting with her mother, who graduated 100 years ago.
Since Margaret graduated in 1959, she has been a tireless supporter of the school and was a recipient of the rarely-awarded RGGS Old Girls Association Special Service Medal.
Littleton Plaza was named in memory of Max and Margaret's beloved daughter Karen, a graduate of Girls Grammar who passed away in a car accident in 2001.
Max said the day held mixed emotions and had been "a bit overwhelming".
"I think (the plaza) will be appreciated and every girl that comes here will have a memory of an old girl (of the school)," Max said.
Max and Margaret said Karen would be proud to see the plaza. Their daughter Jenny Bidgood said it was amazing to see the plaza come together.
"It's good to see (Karen's) memory acknowledged," she said.
"Hopefully my grandchildren will get to sit ... and look at her plaque."