Dalby- Day 1
We arrived in Dalby, a town that is 13,000 people strong situated 2.5 hours northwest of Brisbane. We were welcomed at the Dalby PCYC which we called home for the next two nights. The Big Lifters got straight into some service activities as we helped out with the local Lantern making. We had a heap of fun helping to create some of the magnificent dinosaur lanterns, this was in preparation for Dalby's annual Delicious and Delightful Festival on 26th and 27th of August 2017.
Dalby- Day 2
On day 2 we were able to do a variety of service projects. Some of us went back to continue to help out with the lantern making, while others went off to do some gardening at the Blue Care Centre and general cleaning up at the fascinating Pioneer Park Museum. The president of the museum, Elaine Fox, warmly welcomed us and showed us around. A young journalist from Dalby Herald also came to interview us at the museum, check out the article here. The Big Lift action did not stop there, after returning from our service learning projects, we all hopped on the bus and travelled to listen and talk to one of the landowners and stallholders from QGC about how gas wells are working in the industry and on farm land. Both parties were very informative and happy to answer our questions. It was an eye opening experience for many of us, and quite a rare opportunity to see a functioning gas well.