Brendon Walmsley will be leading a performance of
Brendon Walmsley will be leading a performance of "Lean on Me”. Contributed

Time to ask R U OK?

JOIN together with members of the Dalby community on Thursday September 12 for R U OK? Day.

Beth Wood from Dalby Welcoming Community said the reason for having something in Dalby for R U OK? Day is because Dalby is going through relatively tough times with the drought.

"Last year we decided that it was important to do something for R U OK? Day and we set up a challenge last year to have 1000 people sing a particular song,” Mrs Wood said.

"This year we've decided to continue that and we're very fortunate in that we've got Brendon Walmsley who's a multiple Golden Guitar winner singing Lean On Me.”

Mrs Wood said the event was about signifying that Dalby is a caring community and wants to look out for everyone we meet and know here.

To add to this year's focus on rural communities Mrs Wood is also encouraging anyone who attended to wear their Akubra.

"Kempsey holds the world record for the number of Akubras being worn in one venue at one time (1912), so we would like to unofficially see if we could get anywhere close to that.”

"The Akubra is that real symbol... it's that icon of rural Australia so we thought that was something that was also really useful to be able to include this year.”

Dalby's R U OK? Day is being held in Anderson Park on Thursday, September 12 with registrations from 9am and Mr Walmsley's performance at 10am.


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