Beaudesert Arts and Information Centre volunteers honoured

THANK YOU: Award recipients at the Melbourne Cup Day high tea.

THANK YOU: Award recipients at the Melbourne Cup Day high tea.

VOLUNTEERS who for more than two decades have generously given their time to welcome visitors to the Scenic Rim were honoured in a presentation ceremony on Melbourne Cup Day.

Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre secretary Hilary Rains said the committee prepared a high tea for the occasion.

“Because it was Melbourne Cup Day everyone turned up in their fancy dress and we had sweeps followed by drinks and nibblies,” Ms Rains said.

“We had a wonderful afternoon tea and presented eight of our ladies with certificates from the Queensland Information Centres Association.

“They were recognised for twenty plus years of volunteering at the centre.

Ms Rains said the Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre boasted 60 volunteers who took shifts to keep the centre open seven days a week from 9am till 4pm on weekdays and 3pm on weekends.

“We have an amazing bunch of volunteers, men as well as women, and we are so grateful to all of them,” she said.

“They all have a knowledge of the area and they provide an excellent serice to the travelling public.

“Our centre is renowned for local arts and crafts too.”

The recipients were Thea Franklin, Nola Jattke, Margaret Dennis, Pam Fox, June Mooi, Genie Enright, Gay Enright and Hilary Rains.

June Mooi received a special mention for her decades of service and a bouquet of flowers as she has now retired from the centre.