80th Birthday Celebrations of St Matthews Church

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  • Location: Kenilworth-Eumundi Road, Gheerulla, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland
1.00 p.m Saturday June 17
Weddings Through the Ages - parade of wedding dresses and memorabilia from the time of church dedication in 1926- to be followed at
4.30 p.m. until Sunset
A Trip Through the Tombstones.  - A guided tour of the history of the Gheerulla Cemetery.  Assembly Point at the Gheerulla Hall
6.00 p.m. - a Bush Barbecue at the Gheerulla Hall
9.00 a.m. Sunday June 18 - St Matthews Church
Reaffirmation of Wedding Vows Service

Background Information:
The Weddings Through the Ages function - entry will be a gold coin donation to the Gheerulla Community Precinct sub-committee of the Gheerulla Hall & Recreation Centre Inc.  which is a non-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers from within the community dedicated to the preservation of the historic complex of the Gheerulla Cemetery, the Gheerulla Hall (both 99 years old) and St Matthews Church (80 years old). 
The Tours through the Tombstones event, entry is also by gold coin donation and all funds raised will go towards the cost of placing a marker on the graves of the two Hansen sisters who passed away in the diphtheria epidemic of 1907.  These two deaths were the catalyst for the creation of the Cemetery at Gheerulla and until now the graves have been unmarked and no recognition given to the suffering of the families in the district because of this "dread disease".

80th Birthday Celebrations of St Matthews Church
Kenilworth-Eumundi Road, Gheerulla
For further information please contact:
Lenore Meldrum
Gheerulla Community Precinct Sub- Committee of Gheerulla Hall Committee Inc.
Phone: 07 5472 3090

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Kenilworth-Eumundi Road, Gheerulla, Not Assigned

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