News Release

From 9 to 90 - Age is No Obstacle to Service.


It may have been the love of sausages sizzling on the BBQ or the thrill of watching the sun rise on a beautiful crisp winter’s morning, but regardless the motivation, nineteen fathers and sons from the Bundaberg Ward (congregation) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, volunteered their time to help take out trees and beautify gardens at the Norville State School, Bundaberg, Queensland. This was much to the delight of members of the school executive committee who also rolled up their sleeves and joined in. 

Youth and their fathers, ages 9 to 80-something worked together at the invitation of the Norville School executive committee.

Max Grove, in his mid-80s, was amongst the work crew. “It’s all about the joy of giving service,” he said, although he wasn’t sure how his muscles would feel the next day.

“It feels good to help do something for my community,” said Mitch McAllister, 17 years old, a member of the church group.  “We had a great time working together.”

Spirits were high, laughter abounded, and the workers did their best in beautifying the gardens.

“All the work was done by 10:40 am. The school gardens looked beautiful, the men felt they had done something good in the world and the members of the school executive were beaming from ear to ear!” said Vince Bauer who organised the group.

Members of the school executive committee expressed gratitude to the volunteers for their invaluable assistance.

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