Board the Bullet for Mary

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  • Location: Mary Valley Heritage Train Station, Gympie 4570 Queensland


The Mary Valley community has issued an open invitation to celebrate the Mary Valley with a special "Board the Bullet for Mary" train ride on Saturday 17th October 2009.

"Central to our whole campaign, has always been a celebration of the uniqueness of the Mary River and the resilience of its people. The Board the Bullet for Mary train ride is another event which will give the broader community a chance to enjoy the beautiful countryside, delicious food and local musical talent," explained David Kreutz, secretary of the Save the Mary River Coordinating Group.

"The events of the last couple of weeks have only served to heighten our resolve to fight on and prevent the death of our internationally significant river. Saturday the 17th will be a chance for us to put the politics aside and have a fun night," concluded Mr Kreutz.

The celebration begins at 4pm with a performance by the James Nash string quartet and complimentary champagne at the Mary Valley Heritage Train Station in Tozer St Gympie. The train will depart at 4:30pm, destined for Kandanga.

"Just before dusk we will arrive in Kandanga where a delicious alfresco dinner will be served, accompanied by local musicians including Alan Kelly from the Barley Shakes, " explained event organizer Adrienne McVerry.

Ms McVerry continued, "It's going to be a really special evening and we invite the wider community to join us in celebrating both the Mary River and our local heritage railway. Thanks goes to The Mary Valley Heritage Railway for their support."

The cost of the evening is $40 which includes a complimentary pre-dinner drink, musical entertainment, train fare and dinner. A bar will be open at Kandanga to purchase drinks.

The train will depart Kandanga to arrive back at Gympie station by 11pm.

For tickets and enquiries please ring Adrienne 54855046 Save The Mary 54884800 Moi 0438835051

See attached flyer for more details.

Save the Mary River Coordinating Group :
C/- Kandanga Post Office, Kandanga, Gympie
07 5488 4800
Save the Mary River Coordinating Group

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Mary Valley Heritage Train Station, Gympie

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