CUT THE CAKE: Graham House staff, manager Christelle Withers and President Curtis Mickan are joined by Cr Kathy Duff, Wide Bay member Llew O'Brien and Cherbourg Mayor Arnold Murray at the centre's 30th anniversary in Murgon on Saturday, October 26. (PHOTO: Jessica McGrath)
CUT THE CAKE: Graham House staff, manager Christelle Withers and President Curtis Mickan are joined by Cr Kathy Duff, Wide Bay member Llew O'Brien and Cherbourg Mayor Arnold Murray at the centre's 30th anniversary in Murgon on Saturday, October 26. (PHOTO: Jessica McGrath)

Graham House rich with 30 years of history

GRAHAM House is a centre rich with 30 years of history and volunteers dedicated to making the community a better place.

Many gathered to celebrate the Murgon community centre’s 30th anniversary on Saturday, October 26.

Manager Christelle Withers said it was great to see so much support from the community.

“We have a wide range of programs looking for needs and lots of programs that happen because we have a volunteer with a passion,” she said.

“The volunteering hub for people to volunteer some of their time is one of the best things that we do.”

During the weekend celebrations, Graham House Community Centre took the time to recognise their 16 paid staff and more than 60 volunteers.

A new rose garden and plaque in honour of founding member Ruby Crane was erected on the day.

Her family helped unveil the garden to honour the work she had done with Col Sipple.

“They were the driving forces of the community centre when it first started,” Mrs Withers said.

The team have been careful to preserve the history of the centre after the new $3.1 million facility was opened in September.

They plan to put memorabilia on the wall and put in fret work saved from the original building.

Wide Bay member Llew O’Brien said despite 30 years going by, the centre’s core values had not changed.

“One thing that doesn’t change with Graham House is its commitment to the community,” he said.

“Everyday they do work that changes people’s lives for the better.

“That’s such a noble thing in itself.”

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