The past couple of months have been a turbulent time for the people of Pratten, Bony Mountain and surrounds. The storm on the 12th of June this year caused a great deal of damage, hardship, and heartache. It has, however, provided an opportunity for the locals to demonstrate their inspiring resilience and community spirit. Since the storm they have been busy helping each other out with repairs, holding benefit events, and distributing the materials necessary for people to start rebuilding their lives and properties. The Southern Downs Regional Council, a number of local community groups, and many businesses and individuals have also been touchingly generous in assisting their fellow countrymen in this time of need.
To further develop the emerging sense of community in and around Pratten, there will be a community markets on the 8th of September in the Pratten Public Hall on White Street. For more information see http://www.warwickdailynews.com.au/things-to-do/pratten-swap-meet-community-markets/58586/
Following the community markets, at 3 pm there will be a public meeting in the same location. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the possibility of forming an association to facilitate interested persons in assisting and contributing to the Pratten and surrounding communities in future.