END OF AN ERA: St Mark's Anglican Guild volunteer Jean Wedemeyer has sadly closed the doors at the iconic store for the last time.
END OF AN ERA: St Mark's Anglican Guild volunteer Jean Wedemeyer has sadly closed the doors at the iconic store for the last time. Katherine Kokkonen

End of an era for iconic Eidsvold store

OUR councillors shared their thanks and a cup of tea with some our hard-working volunteers at the iconic St Mark's Anglican Guild, who have sadly closed their doors for the last time.

The generosity and service of past and present members of the St Mark's Anglican Guild was recognised during an afternoon tea with North Burnett Regional Councillors.

The St Mark's Anglican Guild has been operating the community opportunity shop at 58 Moreton St, Eidsvold since 2001.

North Burnett Regional Council mayor, Rachel Chambers praised the St Mark's Anglican Guild for their community generosity.

"Proceeds from the shop had been bestowed on the Leukaemia Foundation, Heart Foundation, Cancer Council and families in distress both locally and overseas,” she said.

Cr Chambers acknowledged Jean Wedemeyer, who has acted as either treasurer or secretary for the guild since its inception 17 years ago, along with the many volunteer members.

"The Eidsvold community have assisted at the shop over the past years however, sadly, many have since passed on or have reduced capacity,” Cr Chambers said.

A reduction in membership and decline in volunteer numbers has meant the end of this iconic service to the community.

"I would like to thank members of the St Mark's Anglican Guild, both past and present, for their generosity of time and dedication to the Eidsvold community and surrounds,” Cr Chambers said.

"It is people like these that make the North Burnett a wonderful place to live.”


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