Hinterland honoured at community awards

By Kirra Livingstone

TWO hinterland groups have taken out first place awards at Caloundra MP, Jason Hunt’s inaugural Community Award, with six other local groups placing highly.
The Glasshouse Hinterland Lions AFL Club won Sports Club of the Year, and the Glasshouse Country Men’s Shed won Seniors Group of the Year.
Glasshouse Mens Shed media liaison, Rick Canhan, said it was a surprise to win this humbling award.
“We didn’t actually know we were nominated until we were invited to the awards,” Rick said.
“I don’t think we expected to win this award, but we are really happy to have been recognised.
“In the past year, since ramping up our exposure and advertising our group, we have grown our membership, it’s been great.”
Four other Hinterland groups placed second in their respective categories including the Beerwah QCWA for Women’s Group of the Year, Landsborough State School P&C for P&C Group of the year, the Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce for Business Group of the Year, and the Twinnies for Environmental Group of the Year.
The Beerwah Writers Group and the Silver Fox Initiative both came third for the Arts Group of the Year and Community Bank Caloundra Service Award, respectively.