CLAG brings community together

CLAG Burnett Heads

For 17 years Crafty Ladies Activity Group, CLAG, has brought enjoyment to not only the women of Burnett Heads but also the wider community.

CLAG secretary Ruth Reynolds said what originally started as a Burnett Heads group for craft had now transformed into weekly get togethers with a variety of activities including the popular line dancing.

“Every Tuesday we meet at the Burnett Heads Community Hall,” Ruth said.

“It originally started as a group of Burnett Heads women who wanted to welcome new people to the area.

“It’s part of the Burnett Heads Progress Association, that’s where it started with the women forming a craft group, we still do a lot of craft but also a lot of other activities now too.

“Some ladies come along and do craft and then there is a whole other group of ladies who aren’t interested in craft and they may come for a cup of tea and chat or take part in other activities including the line dancing.”

Ruth emphasised the importance of CLAG, saying it was a social activity that helped bring people together.

“I think CLAG is very important to a small community like Burnett Heads, anything that gets people together rather than sitting home alone has to be a good thing!

“We also have people who travel from Bargara and Bundaberg to come along to join in the activities, as we are open to residents anywhere.”

Burnett Head's seniors get a helping hand at Christmas from CLAG

As well as the weekly meeting CLAG also hold morning teas and run hoy and cent sales during the year, but Ruth said one special event was the Christmas lunch for the seniors of Burnett Heads.

“Each year we hold a Christmas luncheon where we invite any senior resident to come along and have lunch with us,” Ruth said.

“We run it to include people in the area who may not have anyone else at this time of year and we want to share the joy with them.”

This year CLAG Christmas lunch will be held on 3 December at the Burnett Heads Community Hall.

CLAG Burnett Heads
CLAG member June Wade showing some of the craft the ladies have made.

Throughout the year CLAG also makes a number of donations to other community groups, including local kindergarten, Burnett Heads State School, trauma teddies for Bundaberg Hospital and last year made a significant donation to Sailability.

“We enjoy being able to give back to the community,” Ruth said.

“We hold our hoy and cent sales where all the profit feeds back in to the community!”

Anyone who would like more information about CLAG can phone Ruth on 0427 009 756.

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