Past students Don Neumann and Vernon Andrews help Ma Ma Creek's youngest current student, Alex Evans, to cut the 130th birthday cake at Ma Ma Creek State School.
Past students Don Neumann and Vernon Andrews help Ma Ma Creek's youngest current student, Alex Evans, to cut the 130th birthday cake at Ma Ma Creek State School.

Locals reunite with the past

IT WAS on for young and old as generations of students and Ma Ma Creek residents celebrated 130 years of the Ma Ma Creek State School.

New and old faces united for games, afternoon tea and tree planting last Thursday.

As part of the celebrations, Principal of Ma Ma Creek State School, Mark Hooson, would like to thank all those that attended..

Organiser Beverley Sutton said there were about 50 guests lots of chat and memoribilia.

“People were happy to sit and catch up and share old memories,” Ms Sutton said.

“Principal Mark Hooson was very impressed with the community spirit of the area and was overwhelmed with the response.

“Eveyone got here and people went and planted two bottle trees and there was the cutting of the cake.

“They planted the trees in a heritage corridor with the Bougainvillea so the kids remember the history of the 130th year.”

She said students can come back and see how much they have grown at the 150th.

Next on the agenda for the community is the annual ‘Back to Ma Ma' Afternoon Tea that will be held on Sunday, November 14.

The Ma Ma Creek Hall Committee invites all members of the community to this year's event that will be held at the Ma Ma Creek Community Centre.

“We have been hosting this event for many years and welcome all past and present residents as well as anyone else who may be interested in spending the afternoon catching up on news or reminiscing over past events in the area,” Mr Hooson said.

“The hall is usually filled with much chatter as people reunite old friendships and make new ones.

“The newer residents are encouraged to come along and introduce themselves, get to know us and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.”

The committee supply sandwiches and those attending are encouraged to bring a plate of nibbles to share.

The afternoon begins at 1pm and Afternoon tea will be served around 3pm.

For more information, phone June on 5462 7267 or Val 5462 7215.


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