SPECIAL DAY: A new Rotary shelter was opened last week by Mayor Tracy Dobie.
SPECIAL DAY: A new Rotary shelter was opened last week by Mayor Tracy Dobie. Amy Kadel

Take shelter in Rotary Park

STANTHORPE Rotarians gathered with the Southern Downs Council recently to officially open the new shelter in Rotary Park.

Rotary president Casey O’Connor said during his speech that he was thrilled to finally be able to officially open the new section of the park, after two previous presidents had put in a lot of effort to make it a reality.

“This shelter here, Rotary have put a lot of work into it. It’s been a co-ordinated effort,” he said.

The Rotary Club also donated money to have a broken barbecue in the park fixed.

Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie, who officially opened the shelter, thanked all of the council workers who had helped bring the shelter together.

“Thank you to the council staff and the councillors who contributed to the co-operation with Rotary to construct this facility,” Cr Dobie said.

She said the new shelter was a great place for the community.

“It’s a great addition to Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt and I’m sure everyone has been to parks all over Australia and stood under facilities just like this, with the Rotary badge and the name saying it’s been developed for the community.”

The shelter can be found in Rotary Park beside the Stanthorpe Visitor Information Centre.