On 18 July 2018 Gympie Landcare’s new Promotions and Marketing subcommittee participated in the first of many events planned for our 30th birthday year.
Winter Trees on Mary is an annual event held in the Gympie Town centre where trees in Mary Street are decorated by local community groups . Live music, market stalls, horse and cart rides and other entertainment and fabulous food combined with perfect weather on the night to create a wonderful family friendly party atmosphere.
Our tree was arguably the worst in Mary Street until we unleashed our creativity to dress it up with branches and flowers from local flowering native plants including wattles, grevilleas, banksias and crucifix orchids and amongst the foliage we hung pictures of a range of native fauna.
Gympie Council donated $100 towards our effort and this was used to give away 50 native tube stock plants. During the evening we chatted to people about all things Landcare.
Many people gave us positive feedback about our tree and the judging panel agreed, awarding us equal third place. Congratulations to Gympie South State School (first place) and St Pats Primary (second place) and Centacare (equal 3rd place).