Shire to hold anniversary event for Marcia
FEBRUARY 20, 2015, is a date that will stick in the minds of Central Queenslanders for a very long time following Cyclone Marcia's destruction earlier this year.
But next February, one year on, the focus of that date will be a celebration of a milestone that is now a part of the region's history.
Livingstone Shire Council have planned a TC Marcia anniversary event to celebrate the strength of the community and acknowledge the community for the resilience they have shown post-TC Marcia.
According to the council report, the table of councillors have taken into consideration that many members of the community are still impacted by the effects of Marcia and that any decisions that are made regarding the anniversary would consider the feelings of such residents.
In the Livingstone council meeting yesterday, the motion was carried for the event to run on Saturday, February 20, starting with a combined church service at either Appleton Park or a selected church in the shire followed by a thank you breakfast for all of the emergency services and volunteers.
A community concert will also be held at Appleton Park later in the day with an official acknowledgement of the first year anniversary by a guest speaker.
There will also be a fireworks display and a family-oriented movie to play at 7.30pm that night.
In the lead-up to the anniversary there will be a number of events happening on Monday, February 15, including the official launch of a children's book - The Day Marcia came to Town - at Yeppoon Library and the official opening of the photographic exhibition by Karin Calvert at Yeppoon Town Hall.