MULTIPLE Yeppoon businesses came together to create an outstanding piece of art to celebrate Keppel Bay Sailing Clubs 60th anniversary and the result is a beautiful work that will be enjoyed by members and their guests.
KBSC CEO Julie Strudwick said to commemorate the milestone in 2017, Keppel Bay Sailing Club engaged with local businesses by commissioning a piece of functional art, designed to withstand the test of time and be enjoyed by club members for generations to come.
“We wanted to create a lasting memory for our members while utilising the services of some of our talented trade’s people who have supported the club throughout the years,” Ms Strudwick said.
“This beautifully crafted, recycled timber table was a collaborative effort of local businesses with decades of combined experience, using timber sourced from a tree that had fallen during Cyclone Marcia.
“Mountain View Timbers collected it, cut it to size and laminated it ready for the steal inlay. “Steel Creative by CCI did the embossing, which took hours of work and days to prepare and Paint Place at Yeppoon supplied lacquer and paint to complete the exquisite finish.
“The table represents very clearly the synergy between the not for profit Keppel Bay Sailing Club and the community.”
The table was built by Keppel Bay Sailing Club team member Warren (Butto) Buttenshaw who said it was designed to represent how far the club has come, not only since Cyclone Marcia but over the past 60 years.
“It signifies community spirit and the importance of working together to get the job done,” he said.
“Working together makes this piece so special and as it is a strong and functional piece, our members will be able to enjoy its use well into the future.
“I couldn’t ask for better tradesmen to be honest, it’s been a pleasure working with them all.”
The table can be seen and enjoyed at the Keppel Bay Sailing Clubhouse deck bar.