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Community celebrates year of united strength after cyclone

EXACTLY one year ago on Sunday, Cyclone Marcia ripped through the region, but residents stayed resilient.

To celebrate the community's unity and progress since the cyclone, the council held an open day yesterday, focussing on community resilience, at the Mount Larcom school grounds.

Margaret and Ron Henderson are longtime Mount Larcom residents and say their old Queenslander home is still going strong.

"We've seen a few cyclones pass through that area, and we have had minor damage," Mrs Henderson said.

"But we were grateful for the help and support we received when we had trees down in our yard and power outages."

Both said this event was a terrific idea and a way of banding the community together. "It's a really good idea, we hope next year more people come," Mr Henderson said.

The event was part of a two-year State Government-funded project implemented by the council to assist communities and individuals to build disaster resilience.

The event was hosted in conjunction with the Mount Larcom and Ambrose state schools.