A sym-bowl of true solidarity
HAND-crafted bowls, lazy Susans and wooden fountain pens made by members of Lockyer Woodcrafters in Forest Hill will be presented to the Mayor of Ageo City in Japan to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the township being granted 'city status'.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor Tanya Milligan will visit Ageo in October to present the bowls, as part of the Sister Cities program.
"When the delegation from Ageo visited the Lockyer Valley last year I showed them the work of the Lockyer Valley Woodcrafters - they were extremely impressed,” Cr Milligan said.
"There is a sandstone rock in Centenary Park, Gatton, that acknowledges our relationship with Ageo and with the unfortunate removal of the bunya tree last year from the park, I thought to give the wood crafters' group some of the wood to turn into gifts and they certainly didn't disappoint.”
"They turned the timber into beautiful bowls which are now truly symbolic gifts that acknowledges our relationship and the strong bond we have.”
Lockyer Woodcrafter Bob Harris hand crafted the bowls, while other members helped with the pens and lazy susans.
President Terry Condrick said the group was proud to be given the opportunity.
"We have some pretty clever people in our club that can make anything,” Mr Condrick said.
"Anybody who would like to come down and see what we do please do. We meet on a Saturday and Wednesday morning and Monday nights at 24 Railway St, Forest Hill.”