Report from Rainbow Beach DroughtRunners December 2022

Droughtrunners - Some Christmas presents donated by Bev Yeoman.

Some Christmas presents donated by Bev Yeoman.

This month I can report better news from much of Queensland, but it will shock many when I say a lot of properties in the west of the state missed most of the rain.

For three days in early November we had rain on the coast with plenty of storms until the fourth day when we had more general rain in a line from say Emerald down to Goondiwindi and across to the coast. Many areas out around Winton hardly had a drop, especially back towards Longreach, and anything out there was hit-and-miss storm rain.

This month we have received some wonderful donations for our Christmas run, with well over four-figure sums from Rotary Bendigo and Mel and Steve at Tin Can Bay Holiday Park.

Pat and Hervey, Bob and Desley Elmer, Bill and Patty Watts, and Bev Yeoman of Rainbow Beach have donated Christmas puddings, presents, and cakes. Colleen Phie, L&M Gray, Brian and Nita Lindfield, all of Tin Can Bay that donated toys, cakes, and donations.

Tin Can Bay Bakery – thank you for another $145 from the collection tin, and all others that donated to our pick up at Cooloola Coast Realty outside Woolies.

Bill Neal continues to supply great wooden toys and Jim Snee donates wonderful gifts to sell. We have just purchased $1000 in IGA cards and $3000 in Visa cards from Drakes to go to Winton.

I must give a BIG thank you to Big W who gave us a nice discount when we purchased about $1350 worth of toys and clothes and are gift wrapping the items for free, much appreciated.

Thank you all, have a Safe and Happy Christmas.

Tony Stewart

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