|Ron Hoenig with the performers|
There were so many firsts in Daceyville but one stands out – it had the first planned cul-de-sac in Australia, Colonel Braund Crescent. The suburb is just about split, as far as street names are concerned, between soldiers (from Generals to Corporals) and Captain Cook, the Endeavour and those who sailed on her.
The celebrations at Dacey Gardens featured a period dress costume and cooking competition as well as rides, stalls, displays and entertainment. Attending with Acting Mayor Cr George Glinatsis, and Mayoress and former Premier Kristina Keneally it was a great day with lots of entertainment combined and lots of history.
|Ron Hoenig and Mayoress Kristina Keneally with the Daceyville Birthday Cake|
|Kristine Keneally, Ron Hoenig and George Glinatis (left) cutting the cake|
Local fireman joined the fun
Our Local firemen joined in the fun despite their concerns about the State Governments cuts to services. They were there to help educate the community on how to protect themselves against fires. Many a youngster enjoy climbing over the fire truck and sitting in the drivers seat.
The day also gave me the opportunity to catch up with some of our local Fireman and discuss their concerns with the State Government’s cuts that are seeing some local stations left unmanned. A reliable and speedy Emergency Services is vital in our area given our close proximity to the Port and Airport and a number of major chemical and petrol industries.