Memorabilia eases flood pain
IT might have been a tough few weeks, but a little subtle humour should now turn the events of the past few weeks into a less harsh memory.
The brain child of Kathy McLean of McLean Images in Laidley, a series of T-shirts, bumper stickers and stubby holders are selling fast within Laidley, Forest Hill and beyond.
Forest Hill resident Karen Mitchell said the items can be overprinted to specify any of the areas affected by the recent floods.
“Local artist Trevor Slater has done the artwork for no charge and McLeans will print them at a much-reduced rate,” Ms Mitchell said.
“They will be sold in Laidley under the direction of Laidley Better Business, who will also determine where the proceeds are to be distributed.
“In Forest Hill, sales will be under the auspices of the Lockyer Valley Aged and Handicapped Association.
“All funds raised will be returned to the local communities,” she said.
Ms Mitchell said other flood-affected localities around the state can take ownership of the items and use them for their own fund-raising efforts.
Forest Hill post office owner Heather Drouin said the memorabilia will be available for sale at a number of outlets throughout the town.
Further information is available by phoning Kathy on 5465 2500.
FOREST HILL RESIDENTS Heather Drouin (left) and Karen Mitchell display the flood memorabilia now on sale.