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25 August, 2021


Clermont locals are invited to come together, share a story and lend an ear to a mate at a free community event at the Commercial Beer Garden on Tuesday, 14 September. Isaac Regional Council Division 1 Councillor Greg Austen said the resilient community of Clermont has been hit with grief and tragedy over the last few months.

“For active communities like Clermont where everyone knows each other, these dramatic and challenging circumstances can leave the community reeling with despair and grief,” Cr Austen said.

“This is why it is important to head out for a date with your mates, check-up on each other, get resources to help and have a laugh.”

The evening will be directed by Clermont pharmacist Grant Oswald, and will feature special guest speakers, Leon Christiansen, “The Mind Renovator” and Ros Waters, a columnist for the Clermont Telegraph “The Pursuit of Happiness” with a special video message to the Clermont community from Ed and Dan at TradeMutt.

There will be free nibbles and pizza for all attending and a jumping castle for the kids to enjoy while the grown-ups have some much-needed time to interact with others and feel the inclusion of a strong and proud community.

Cr Austen hopes the event will strengthen community bonds, improve the mental health of all and give hope for the future.

“What better way to get the community together for a chat over pizza, where we can share our struggles and participate in a range of activities relating to health and wellbeing?”

The Dates with Mates community check-up evening is proudly supported by local Clermont businesses the Commercial Hotel and Glencore, and presented by Isaac Regional Council’s ‘Dry Lands to High Hopes’ series, funded by the Queensland Government’s Community Drought Support program. 

For more information, visit, or call 1300 ISAACS.

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