For over 65 years, the Hervey Bay Local Ambulance Committee’s Annual Goods Wheel has been held on the Scarness Foreshore over the Christmas holidays. This year the much-loved event will run from Saturday, December 16 to Sunday, December 31.
The evenings have become a tradition for many local families and holidaymakers. The event is held nightly from 7 pm (Except Christmas Day).
A certain allocation of tickets are sold before the wheel is spun.
Tickets are just 50 cents each. All winning ticket holders get to choose their own prize from the huge range on display. Prizes may include toys, kitchen and homewares, Manchester, small electrical items, camping, gardening, fishing, auto items, and so much more. All prizes are sourced and purchased locally by the Hervey Bay LAC.
In previous years Santa has even made an appearance.
The Ambulance Goods Wheel could not run without support from local service clubs and groups who volunteer their time to sell tickets.
Proceeds from the Goods Wheel support Queensland Ambulance through the Local Ambulance Committee. This year the LAC purchased a vehicle for the River Heads First Responders, a volunteer-based team providing “First Responders” assistance for the River Heads community, being the first on scene at any Medical Emergency in the area, who provide medical assistance until Paramedics can arrive.
The group had been using their own private transport. The new vehicle is fitted out with all telecommunication equipment, sign writing, emergency lights, and medical equipment to make their job safer and better equipped.
- All patrons are to bring their own chairs and/or picnic blankets.
- A limited number of prize winners will be allowed on the stage at one time.
The Hervey Bay Goods Wheel is the only one still running in Queensland! So come on down, bring your folding chairs and 50-cent pieces, and join in the fun.