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Bribie Lions get ready to dig up the past

BIG REVEAL: Lions members John Ferrari, Merl Reed, Bruce Taylor, John Webber, Janice Boughton and John Boughton are ready to crack open the capsule.
BIG REVEAL: Lions members John Ferrari, Merl Reed, Bruce Taylor, John Webber, Janice Boughton and John Boughton are ready to crack open the capsule.

THE Bribie Island Lions Club is busting open a time capsule that was sealed at the Bribie Island Memorial Gardens in 1991.

On March 26 past and presents members will discover what treasures were buried when the memorial gardens were firstbuilt.

The date to raise the capsule has been chosen to coincide with the centennial of Lions International.

Bribie Island Lions Club coordinator and past president Glen Hartley said the decision was made last year to open it as part of the celebration of 100 years.

"Lots of the elderly members will be coming along - they're really looking forward to it,” hesaid.

"There's a lot of history at the memorial gardens and it was a very close community when it was built about 26years ago.

"There are people coming from all over the place to gettogether and share thememories.” A photo will be taken of the group on the day and the photo will be resealed in the capsule, along with other items for future generations.

"If any past members have any small items they'd like to put in the capsule to put back down in there they can,” Mr Hartley said.

The idea for the gardens was conceived by the Lions Club of Bribie Island and in 1987 it was declared a Lions project.

The water table on the island is too high to allow for a cemetery to be set up so Lions member Harry de Grono proposed the development of a columbarium and memorial gardens.

Caboolture Shire Council granted the land to the Lions club and construction was under way.

Many people who retire to Bribie fall in love with the area and Mr Hartley said the memorial gardens allows those who want to, to remain on the island forever.

"About 750 ashes have been interred in the walls and there are three separate walls for past members of the military,” he said.

"When ashes are ready to be interred, members of the Lions Club are there with the family.”

The capsule at the memorial gardens will be opened on March 26 followed by a barbecue lunch.

If you would like to attend, RSVP by March 20 on 0432620631 or bribie-island @lionsq3.org.au.


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