Anna may attend Warwick's 150th
QUEENSLAND Premier and Rose City daughter Anna Bligh said she would try her best to find some free time in her jam-packed diary to attend Warwick’s 150th celebrations later this month.
A spokesman for Ms Bligh told the Daily News the premier “would love” to be involved in the historic event.
“At the moment though we’re juggling another couple of commitments that week, so we need to have a look,” the spokesman said.
“But it’s her hometown – she was born in Warwick so she will do her very best to come.”
Ms Bligh was born in Warwick in 1960 before moving to the Gold Coast, where she spent much of her youth.
Southern Downs Mayor Ron Bellingham said he would be “very pleased” to welcome Ms Bligh for the celebrations.
“If she could find time to come to the community in its 150th year celebration it would be fantastic,” Cr Bellingham said.
“It’s a pretty special time for the community and frankly, considering she was born here her visit would make it that little bit more special for us.”
Cr Bellingham said there were a couple of events he would recommend for Ms Bligh to attend.
“I’d like her to be able to attend the anniversary dinner and she would certainly be welcome to attend either of the concerts,” he said.
“It would be great to have her here for any of the events though. Any time would do.”
Ms Bligh was formally invited to the Warwick 150th celebrations by council but had initially said she was unable to attend.
The Daily News passed on a few possible events for Ms Bligh’s consideration, including the cutting of the official 150th birthday cake kindly donated by Steele’s Bakery on Wednesday, May 25.
This day is Warwick’s actual birthday – 150 years of becoming a municipality.
Keep an eye out for the Warwick’s 150th birthday official commemorative booklet, which will be inserted free in your Daily News paper on Saturday, May 21. It will include a range of photos, history and an official guide to the celebrations.