Flood Relief Festival
SOMERSET'S flood affected residents came in droves to the Somerset Community Flood Relief Festival held on Saturday.
Somerset Regional Mayor, Graeme Lehmann, said the festival was a great event.
“It was a great idea and it has turned out very well,” he said.
“It's good for the people to come here and just forget their problems for a little while.
“We definitely have a long way to go, but for today people can just relax and enjoy themselves.”
Cr Lehmann said the event was also a chance for people to say thank you to those that helped them during the floods.
“The whole region has suffered during these events and it was different in all the areas,” he said.
“We have people writing thank you letters to the people that might have helped them out during the floods and we hope to make them into a book to commemorate all this.”
Brisbane Valley Apex Club President Peter Robinson said the festival was a collaborative effort between the council and Apex.
“Brisbane Valley Apex Club, along with individuals in the community set up the evacuation centre on the day of the flood and manned it for the days afterwards,” he said.
“The Club Hotel's Sport and Social Club donated $5000 to the organisation of the event.
“Apex thanks the community for their support during the time of the floods.”