This week’s Q&A guest is passionate community member Craig Lucas. He’s president of the Kingaroy Show Society and has been heavily involved with the Kingaroy Christmas Carnival. He recently shared his journey about how he is improving disability services in the region with Burnett Today. Here’s an insight into Craig’s life.
1. What is one thing you think the Burnett community needs?
Everybody to work with everybody. There are a lot of community groups that find it hard to work in with other people. The biggest thing I have noticed is that other areas get on. We need to work together to make our town better.
2. What would your friends/ family say is your most annoying habit?
Picking on people and giving a bit of cheek.
3. What is your favourite spot in the Burnett?
At home looking out over the hills and town, including the Bunyas. The view from my front veranda is pretty special.
4. Are you a tea or coffee drinker?
Tea drinker, black tea with a dash of milk.
5. What’s one thing on your bucket list?
To buy my disability car so I can drive it and go on a helicopter ride somewhere.
6. What is the best advice you have ever received and who did you get it from?
Well the best advice I have ever given was to my niece and nephew and later in life they have thanked me for it, so being thanked and rewarded with what I told them meant everything to me.
7. What has been your most embarrassing moment?
Embarrassing moment would be when I call somebody by a different name.
8. What’s the best part about being involved with the Kingaroy Show Society?
Making people smile and seeing people have a good time and enjoying themselves, that’s my biggest motivator.
9. What is something people don’t know about you?
My inner soul, they see the wheelchair but they can’t get past. It’s like reading a book, they see the cover but can’t see beyond that. A lot of people have trouble with that.
10. What are some of your goals for the rest of 2020/2021?
I’ve been working big hours so I need a holiday. I don’t know where I will go yet but I just need a break.