Deb Frecklington and Kingaroy State High School principal David Ballin. Photo: Contributed.
Deb Frecklington and Kingaroy State High School principal David Ballin. Photo: Contributed. Contributed

Schools, campdraft benefit from community grants

THE Manumbar Campdraft Association has received more than $30,000 for portable grandstands and shade.

Members of the association were thrilled to benefit from the Community Benefit Gambling Fund.

"We were so pleased when we found out we were successful," the association's Merle Richards said.

"Now our spectators will have a better view and protection from the sun during events." 

Two other groups who also benefited from government funding were Kingaroy state schools.

Each school received $2000 each.

Kingaroy State High School Parents and Citizens Association was awarded money to stop soil erosion.

To combat erosion the school will plant 200 native trees in areas off the school ground which are most affected by erosion.

Its primary counterpart will use its funds to reduce the effects of expanding salinity on the school oval.

The money will be used to lower the salt table and enable grasses to rejuvenate the area while shrubs and trees act as a wind break and a habitat for wildlife.

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