A Quizmaster & an Auctioneer will join forces to raise funds for North Queensland’s Christmas Festival, Stable on the Strand. Trivia questions and Auction Items will morph together to help ensure Stable on the Strand continues for another year! Quizmaster Graeme McCourt said, “I have been mc-ing Trivia Nights for more than 10 years and I believe this event for Stable on the Strand will be a fabulous night and not to be missed by Stable supporters, families, businesses and ‘trivia tragics’”. Auctioneer Jason Chester responded, “I’m intent on making this a fun night for everyone and raising heaps of dollars for this great event, Stable on the Strand, so bring your spare cash or a credit card!” Trivia Night Event Manager Daniel Rudge advised, “Our theme this year is ‘Country’. There will be great prizes for Best Dressed Table & Best Dressed Persons on that theme. Other great prizes will be awarded to Table Trivia Winners who have the highest scores across a large range of topics.” Stable on the Strand’s Trivia night details: Where: Northreach Baptist Church, 38 Canterbury Rd. Kirwan When: Sat 19 October Time: 5 – 9pm (food available from 5pm, Trivia starts at 6pm)
By: Clare Bruce
It’s amazing the difference a few simple little gifts can make in the life of someone who’s living in poverty.
Townsville City Council’s Community and Cultural Development Committee has recommended continuing funding support for one of Townsville’s most popular Christmas events.
Stable on the Strand is back for 2019 and Council is providing $85,447 in funding through the Townsville City Grants and Partnerships program.
Community and Cultural Development Committee Chair Cr Colleen Doyle said Council’s support of events like Stable on the Strand is important for developing arts and culture in the community.
“Our grants programs play such an important role in building our profile in arts and culture and providing opportunities for local events to grow,” Cr Doyle said.
“Stable on the Strand really symbolises what Christmas is about, bringing our community together and celebrating with the people we love.
“The event is in its 18th year and it’s great that Council can support these grassroots events through funding arrangements like this.”
Local Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said it’s important the staple events continue, especially after the community was hit by a major disaster.
“The entire community was hit hard by the unprecedented monsoon and as we approach the one-year anniversary it’s great to see these events bringing back some continuity and vibrancy into the city,” Cr Greaney said.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing what Stable on the Strand puts on for the community this year – it just keeps getting bigger and better.”
The report will go to Full Council on 22 October for consideration.
Jesus knew that this was his final journey to Jerusalem, and that his time with his disciples was short. That’s why, as he walked, he tried to teach them what was most important.
By: Reuben Skewes
With the world population at 7.5 billion people, and those that identify as Christian at 2.4 billion, there is still much to be done. Thankfully, the opportunities to share Jesus are endless! Especially online!