Maggie Groff and Pauline Dow in the weather that has cancelled the expo.
Maggie Groff and Pauline Dow in the weather that has cancelled the expo.

A little birdie told us: no expo

WHEN Maggie Groff heard Bill and Shirley had arrived she knew it had been the right decision to postpone the Tweed Seniors Expo, planned for today.

Bill and Shirley, a pair of rainbow lorikeets, are Mrs Groff's sure-fire weather forecasters.

“The birds visit my friend's balcony at Banora Point whenever there is going to be severe weather,” the Tweed Shire Council commu- nity worker for aged and disability said.

“She emailed me this morning to say Bill and Shirley have arrived.”

The decision to cancel the popular Murwillum- bah event was made late on Tuesday.

“We contacted the SES and Bureau of Meteorology and they told us to expect heavy rain, possible flooding and gale force winds,” Mrs Groff said.

“The Tweed Shire Senior Citizens Expo committee had a rushed meeting on Tuesday afternoon and we decided to postpone the event.”

The expo will be held later in the year with a date still to be set.

“The damage from this postponement has been minimal,” Mrs Groff said.

“We've been very fortunate that a lot of the organisations have not requested cancellation fees.

“We're really pleased.

“Their kindness has been great.”

Mrs Groff said a lot of the program will remain the same.

“The committee would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped to date and the Seventh day Adventist Centre for being so co-operative.

“The support from the community and Tweed Shire Council has been tremendous.”

The Tweed Seniors Expo was planned for today from 9am to 3pm at the Seventh day Adventist Centre on Racecourse Road.

For further information, phone Mrs Groff on (02) 6670 2442 or Healthy Ageing Officer Kristen Forster on (02) 6670 2527.



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