History of Emu Park On Show with New Historical Trail
Federal Member for Capricornia and Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry has congratulated the Emu Park Lions Club for their work and commitment in constructing the Emu Park Lions Historical Trail, after it’s opening on Saturday 19th October 2019.
Ms Landry attended the opening alongside President of the Emu Park Lions Club, Val Wex, Chairman of the opening, Dennis Wex and Livingstone Shire Council Mayor Bill Ludwig.
The Emu Park Historical Trail came to fruition from the hard work of volunteers from the Emu Park Lions Club who gathered and collated the rich history of Emu Park to place on markers along the trail after raising $20,000 of their own funds to contribute to the project.
A Federal Government grant also contributed $20,000 towards the project, alongside in-kind contributions from the Livingstone Shire Council.
Ms Landry said the hard work of the Emu Park Lions Club is a great reflection of the community spirit in Emu Park.
“Since 1974, Emu Park Lions have had a long and proud history of supporting the local community and it is quite fitting that the Emu Park Lions Club were entrusted to deliver a project that celebrates the vibrant history of the area,” Ms Landry said.
“To all of the volunteers who have helped to make the trail a reality - the work you all have done is a testament to the Emu Park community and you should all be extremely proud of what you have achieved.
“I trust that the Historical Trail will be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike for years to come.”
President of Emu Park Lions Club, Val Wex said the historical trail only took a year to complete but hours of work went into research, compilation and consultation and the club are very pleased with the finished product.
“We set out beginning the historical trail with the idea of bringing Emu Park’s history to life and I believe we have achieved our objective,” Mrs Wex said.
“Emu Park and the Keppel region has a colourful and diverse history and I’m so proud that future generations will be able to learn more about our region.”