Mayor on Monday column with Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale.
Mayor on Monday column with Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale. File

Pisasale on Monday: Great to see Wak back

IT HAS been another action-packed week around Ipswich with Wickety Wak filling the Ipswich Civic Centre to capacity for two special seniors' concerts. It was great to see the boys back in town. They were in fine form.

  • Thanks to Terri Cooper for inviting me to tell the Ipswich success story at Broncos Leagues Club in Brisbane during the week. I really enjoyed the chance to promote the city.
  • Special congratulations must go to Joseph Lever who last week received the British Navy Medal (Atlantic Star) at a special service at the Ipswich RSL sub-branch. The medal is a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth awarded for service in World War II.
  • I was able to place my mark on the community (my hand print in paint) at the inaugural Family, Kids and Baby Expo at Robelle Domain last Saturday. This was a one-stop shop for families, kids and babies and a great school holiday activity with activities for all ages. Congratulations to ICON Community Inc on another great event.
  • Recognition also to the NICU Helping Hands angel gown program which held its first Ipswich dress drive at the QCWA Hall last Saturday. Participants in this program take wedding gowns and formal dresses and turn them into beautiful angel garments for families who have lost a baby while in hospital. More information at angelgownprogram.org.au
  • I also would like to say well done on behalf of council and the community to the Wandering Warriors who have walked 1300km from Brisbane to Canberra to commemorate the fallen of the SAS regiment over the past 50 years. We salute all participants for their tremendous effort. It was great to see them arrive at the Ipswich Showgrounds safe and sound last night.
  • Congratulations to Ipswich Hospice on reaching the milestone of their 20th anniversary. My dear friend, the late Dr Hilda des Art, who was instrumental in the organisation's success, would be thrilled to see that the hospice is continuing to go from strength to strength.


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