Happy Days for Mary's Place community celebration

Published on 03 August 2023

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The brand-new public space at 120 Cunningham Street in Dalby, now known as Mary's Place, will come alive on Saturday 19 August to celebrate its completion, and to officially open the vibrant and exciting new landmark for the region.

Western Downs Regional Council is proud to invite the community to enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and a first-of-its-kind movie screening for the highly anticipated opening of Mary's Place later this month.

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Paul McVeigh said the day would mark the beginning of a new chapter for the public space.

"Prior to its redevelopment, the site had a long history as a location where people could relax and enjoy each other's company, and Council is excited to announce that we will soon be able to honour that tradition once again at the official opening of Mary's Place," Cr McVeigh said. 

"The exciting new space will open with an official celebration at 3pm on Saturday 19 August. The opening will be followed by a variety of family-friendly activities which include putt-putt, face painting, a jumping castle, lantern decorating, balloon twister, roaming entertainment and more, all of which can be enjoyed while listening to local musical talent Kadi Lillis.

"We also have a number of food and drink vendors jumping on board with the celebrations, selling their delicious treats to see you through the day. 

"From 5.30pm, the live entertainment continues as local acts show off their musical talents in the local talent showcase. 

"To bring the day to a close, the family favourite movie, Super Mario Bros, will play on the big screen from 6.30pm, marking the first of many outdoor movie nights to take place at the new location. 

"Excitement has been building in the Dalby community for quite some time with the new public space beginning to take shape. 

“This is such an exciting opportunity to come together and explore this wonderful new facility, but also pay tribute to the iconic Mary Barry, who has been immortalised as part of this public space.

“I can't wait to welcome everyone at the official opening in just over two weeks' time to show just how spectacular this new outdoor space will be for the town, and the opportunity it presents for our community going forward."

The event will be free to attend however cash may be required to purchase from the stallholders. 

Mary’s Place has been delivered by Council in partnership with the Queensland Government’s Works 4 Queensland program. 

For more information contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624) or visit www.wdrc.qld.gov.au/marys-place-opening 

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