BUSY HANDS: Biggenden QCWA members including Narelle Smith, Nancy Brady, Julia Young and Wynsome Wendt have been busy organising the year's activities.
BUSY HANDS: Biggenden QCWA members including Narelle Smith, Nancy Brady, Julia Young and Wynsome Wendt have been busy organising the year's activities. Erica Murree

Book sales helping disaster victims

BIGGENDEN QCWA Branch has continued its support of the QCWA's State Disaster Fund with a further donation.

On top of a previous $350 donation, the branch has now pledged a further $500, including $186 from a pass the hat around at a country music night.

The monthly book sale continues to be the group's main fundraiser.

It is well supported by the community as well as the travelling public.

Branch secretary Narelle Smith said competition day was planned for Saturday, May 25 with photography, dressmaking, knitting and crochet, cookery and preserves, floral art and handcraft.

"All of these categories are also open to the public,” she said.

While judging takes place there will be morning tea, raffle and a make up demonstration. Those attending are encouraged to bring along their favourite teapot which will be judged by popular vote.

Also on display will be the colouring in competition entries by Prep and Year 1 children on the QCWA's country of study, Lithuania.

Members are learning more about this country and have been enjoying some interesting recipes for morning tea at the monthly meetings.

Each year the Biggenden branch supports its annual show financially towards various pavilion sections with emphasis on the children's classes with encouragement awards.

The branch has supported the Biggenden State School Student Council's fundraising campaign with a donation of $150 to provide a day's meal for the 40 students of the Julia Creek State School whose families have been affected by drought and now flood.

Today the branch is hosting a morning of friendship to celebrate Harmony Day for the town. The theme is Bringing Biggenden Together. Those attending are encouraged to wear orange.

Mrs Smith said at the next monthly meeting, members would head to the Biggenden MPHS to share morning tea with the residents in the aged care facility.

"The residents really enjoy these visits,” she said.

"Members will be bringing along items of interest for show and tell.”

The QCWA rooms will be the venue for a combined church service on Friday, March 29 for the community to come together to pray for innovative ideas, for hope and healing and for rain.


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