'We've finally done it'
AFTER entering for 29 years, the Harrisville Lions Club has taken out the grand final at a prestigious state-wide competition.
Club president Mick Rashford said the Lions have had many quality entrants compete in the Lions Medical Research Personality Quest grand final, but it was 21-year-old Angela Gee who finally came out on top.
"We've been waiting a very long time to get a grand final winner," Mr Rashford said.
"Angela took them all by storm.
"She did Harrisville proud."
After fundraising for 12 months, Ms Gee was crowned Lions Medical Research Personality Quest Winner 2015, beating 17 other contestants.
"I was so excited and shocked to win," she said.
The university student said she did everything from fun runs to community breakfasts to raise money for the Lions Medical Research Foundation.
"We even walked 30km from Harrisville to Boonah," she said.
"In total I raised $7000 and all the entrants raised $200,000 together."
Aside from winning a new car, Ms Gee also won the opportunity to represent the Lions Medical Research Foundation for the next 12 months.
"It's a cause I am really passionate about," she said.
"The foundation does such good work. Their motto is: the research of today is the cure of tomorrow."