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Hughenden to 'celebrate drought'

By Kate Stephens, Friday November 29, 2013 - 11:56 EDT

While the dry weather is taking a toll on most western Queensland communities, one small town is calling on residents to celebrate the drought.

The Isolated Children's Parents' Association branch in Hughenden is organising a 'celebrate the drought' event this weekend, with a range of speakers.

President Jody Murray says the day is about the community coming together, having fun and remembering some of the achievements of the past year.

"People overlook some of the things that they've achieved because of the drought," she said.

"They forget to look at the way they've changed practices or just being alive really and being able to say we got through another day and just trying to look at things differently not from a doom and gloom but from a happier place."


- ABC

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