Kristy Board, Susan Harvey and Kylie Van Schyndel at the Red Earth Community Foundation and Building Better Regions Fund workshop dinner last year.
Kristy Board, Susan Harvey and Kylie Van Schyndel at the Red Earth Community Foundation and Building Better Regions Fund workshop dinner last year. Marguerite Cuddihy

Mayor reveals beneficiary for charity ball

THE charity beneficiary of the 2019 Kingaroy Super IGA Mayor's Charity Ball has been revealed.

South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell announced the proceeds from the ball will go towards the Red Earth Community Foundation during the council meeting on April 17.

"I expect it to be a huge event and success,” he said.

The Country Meets City ball will be held on Saturday, June 8 at the Kingaroy Town Hall.

The Red Earth Community Foundation was chosen for its number of initiatives which benefits the South Burnett, including their South Burnett Community Leadership program.

"This program is widely recognised by Australian philanthropic leaders as ground breaking and unique in its collaborative design and impact,” Cr Campbell said.

"Local businesses have been enrolling their staff, community organisations have been sending their members, and individuals who want to be part of, and contribute to, building an even greater South Burnett, are signing up a year ahead to attend.”

The money from the charity ball will go towards some of the foundation's leadership programs.

"I expect a larger number of the funds to go towards the leadership program at the Bunyas, but leadership can be in many forms,” Cr Campbell said.

Councillor Ros Heit agreed with the choice of charity beneficiary.

"I acknowledge the work of the Red Earth Community Foundation,” she said.

"I think they are a very worthy recipient and I look forward to seeing how they use the funds to support the community.”