FURTHER to our story last week on the work being done to maintain the Tea Gardens Emergency Helicopter pad in Spinifex Avenue.
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Local John Sells has told News Of The Area, the backstory behind the new yellow sock which flies proudly over the site.
“While the Lions have usually maintained the sock, on this occasion the new sock was arranged by one of the pilots who uses the Port.”
“The sock was then given to Grange resident Mary Cooper who then passed it on to me,” John said.
Enter the help of local business owner ‘Lofty’ from Lofty cranes.
“Over the years, Lofty has always supplied his crane and his time to maintain the helipad sock as a community service.”
And this year was no different.
John and Lofty getting together a few weeks back to replace the old sock with the new.
With the new sock and grounds work carried out by Rotary, mowing and repainting, the vital Tea Gardens helipad is looking spick and span.
By: Margie TIERNEY