Happy birthday Twinnies

By Kirra Livingstone

THE Twinnies are celebrating their golden jubilee, both turning 50 years old on February 21. To commemorate their special day, they invited the community to the Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue.

Their mum, Helen, organised the special morning, providing a sausage sizzle, cold drinks, and a delicious homemade lamington birthday cake, shaped as a five and zero.

Paula and Bridgette Powers (the Twinnies) have been rescuing pelicans and seabirds for 16 years, rehabilitating thousands of birds throughout the years.

They joked they are now senior citizens, and weren’t fussed about working the rest of the day.

“We have some family coming from Sydney tonight, and then on Saturday we are going on a cruise at Mooloolaba,” they said.

Helen was glad so many people could make it out to celebrate her twin daughter’s milestone birthday, and talked about what the Twinnies are most focused on at their rescue centre.

“We have been working on our new aviary for our seabirds and pelicans, we would appreciate if anyone could donate funds or materials such as timber to help finish the project,” she said.

Happy birthday to the Twinnies!