GALLERY: Dogs, kids, workers and ex-locals in #hatsforharry
11.35am: EVEN Rockhampton furry friends of Harry Mimi are participating in #hatsforharry day today.
Readers continue to post photos on The Bulletin's Facebook page of themselves in #hatsforharry.
Former residents, children, school teachers and family have posted selfies.
Here are The Morning Bulletin readers submitted selfies for #hatsforharry:
Stockland Rockhampton organised the social media event in honour of colourful community member and Vietnam Veteran Harry Mimi.
Here are some images posted on Instagram:
8.30am: THE Rockhampton community have taken to posting hats selfies on Facebook and Instagram this morning for #hatsforharry day.
7.50am: THE Bulletin readers share selfies wearing #hatsforharry as the community remembers a colourful community member - Harry Mimi.
See the gallery below.
6.45am: ROCKHAMPTON "lost a lot of colour in more ways than one" when iconic community member and Vietnam War veteran Harry Mimi lost his battle with cancer earlier this week.
But determined to continue his legacy, Mayor Margaret Strelow and others in the Rockhampton region are putting their heads, and coloured hats, together to make sure Harry gets the send-off he deserves.
Cr Strelow said three books were distributed around the region for the community to write their condolences to the Mimi family. She said the books would be collected by close of business today and decorated before being delivered to his family in Gayndah.
"He is living proof that a good person can still have an outstanding (affect) on the community," Cr Strelow said.
"I want the family to understand what a hole he has left here as well."
While Stockland Rockhampton will transform into a sea of colour today for #hatsforharry day, the centre has been flooded with community requests for a permanent tribute to the icon.
"This is currently being considered, but cannot be confirmed at this point in time," a spokesperson said.
Taking the tributes a step further, Rockhampton woman Elizabeth Murdoch is pushing for the riverbank redevelopment to be named after Harry Mimi.
She said petitions in businesses throughout the region and on social media had attracted strong support with hundreds in favour of an arch dedicated to Harry.
"It would be called Harry Mimi Way and be done in big, bold-coloured letters made out of steel," Ms Murdoch said.
"He's done so much in Rocky; it's a good, fitting way to remember him."
Petitions are available to sign at The Coffee Club on Quay St and Malouf Pharmacy Northside Plaza.
Sign condolence books for Harry Mimi's family at Michelle's Patisserie at Allenstown and Gus' Coffee and Jamaica Blue at Stockland until close of business today