IPSWICH is home to some talented artists, and the SPARK Festival allowed some of our finest to have their work projected on the biggest canvas of their careers for people to enjoy.
For 11 days St Paul’s Anglican Church was adorned with Jacob Sarra artwork, and the bland 143 Brisbane Street building was transformed to display some stunning artwork.
Congratulations to the 11 artists that had their work chosen to light up the CBD.
Final paper sale
After 20 years running Booval News Kev and Nadine have decided to call it quits.
Kev had work as an accountant and Nadine is pursuing other interests.
After 20 years they’ve established a loyal following and a good customer base, who were disappointed to see them go, but happy to wish them well in the future.
Small business is the backbone of any city and community, and it’s important that we support our locals whenever we can.
The formal charity
Sam started “Formally Yours”, a few years ago to help young people that couldn’t afford an outfit for their formal to have opportunity to be gifted an outfit.
The charity runs on the generosity to gift clothes and accessories for those doing it tough.
The shop has reopened on Level 1 at the Redbank Plaza on Saturday mornings.
I love the heart of Sam that everybody should have the ability to go to their formal, and she gives everyone the opportunity to be dressed appropriately for a special occasion.
If you would like to help Sam in her cause, she gratefully accepts donations of good formal wear.
Young stars firing
It’s exciting to see a big Ipswich contingent in the emerging U19’s Queensland Rugby League Teams.
Congratulations to Local Rilee Jorgenson who was awarded player of the match in the women’s game.
There were six former Ipswich High and Ipswich Grammar students who made the boys team.
They were Israel Leota, Stanley Huen, Wil Sullivan, Matua Brown, Caleb Jackson and Gabriel Satrick.
It was good to catch up with Scotty and some of his volunteers from Dinmore Bushrats. Well done to the many volunteers.
Finally last Sunday the Uniting Church in Ellenborough Street celebrated 175 years since the first Methodist service in the city.