Fancy Dress - Terry and Cathy McMullen
The Whitsundays 'Midge Point' Arts and Business Communities inaugural Fancy Dress afternoon tea was held at The Point Tavern yesterday afternoon.
Coordinated by Well-Being Australia's Dr Mark and Mrs Delma Tronson, the Fancy Dress afternoon tea ran from 4.00pm to 5.00pm followed by the parade and judging - it is one of several local projects supported by this community ministry.
An annual art prize
An annual business luncheon
An annual high tea for the art ladies
This Fancy Dress
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This latest project, the Fancy Dress was suggested to the arts and annual business luncheon teams and endorsed enthusiastically in March.
Fancy Dress - Will and Margaret Pearce
Well-Being Australia's chairman Dr Mark Tronson met with Inas Jackson from the arts community and Terry and Cathy McMullen the local real estate people who said that the Fancy Dress would be a favourite. Indeed it was.
There were plenty of laughs and conviviality at the Fancy Dress. Neil and Kay Brooks of The Point Tavern provided the afternoon tea along with the winners a voucher for dinner for two at the Tavern.
Some of the fancy dress characters came as a Sheriff, a witch, a gypsie, 1920's Charlton dancer, an Hawaiian dancer, a 1960's swinger, a Nunn, a clown, a ventriloquist, a swagman, Rumpole of the Bailey, a cat woman ….
Once afternoon tea had been enjoyed, then each Fancy Dress person stood up and went to the front and spoke of their outfit and its where-with-all. The applause was loud and cheery.
Fancy Dress – Jill Liepertz and Delma Tronson
Well-Being Australia Community Projects
In 2012 Kim Hanson was running the hard copy monthly news with stapled A4sheets and closed it due to costs. Mark Tronson contacted one of his Press Service International young writers Josh Hinds who ran his own IT business who developed an online weekly news which Kim Hanson has retained.
This Midge Point – Bloomsbury – News and Mews – www.mpbnews.org enjoys a wide local readership with an emphasis on what's happening in this area.
The Basil Sellers $2000 Art Prize is now in its 5th year and held the last weekend of July.
The annual high tea at the Point Tavern for the art ladies is put on by Delma Tronson who has been taken under the ladies wing and made an honourary local.
So too the local business community with the last one having the Proserpine ANZ bank manager as the speaker – whom most locals knew and with much mutual respectful discussion.
Well-Being Australia has developed art prizes and community opportunities elsewhere and serves as a model for Christian community ministry in Australia and New Zealand where the focus is giving to the community.
Fancy Dress – winner the 'Swagman' - Lynn Logan presented by The Point Tavern's Neil Brooks
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 44 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
- 2019 - The Gutenberg - (ARPA Christian Media premier award)
Gutenberg video - 2min 14sec
Married to Delma for 44 years with 4 children and 5 grand children