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27 May, 2021

Great Knob turn-out expected

NOMINATIONS are open now at the Yorkey’s Knob Post Office to determine who will be crowned this year’s King and Queen of the Knob.

By Tanya Murphy

Jade Kendall and Darren D’achille were crowned ‘Queen and King of the Knob’ in 2019.

The honour will be bestowed upon the suburb’s most outstanding residents at the 15th annual ‘Festival of the Knob’ to be held on Saturday June 12 from 10am to 4pm at the Community Centre, old school parklands on Wattle Street.

Event organiser David Stephens said after last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID-19, it was great to finally be able to celebrate the Knob again.

“It’s a family-friendly day featuring live entertainment, market stalls, food, rides, a raffle, and more,” he said.

He encouraged community members to nominate someone who has done something positive in the community to be crowned on the day.

Reigning Queen of the Knob, Jade Kendall, was selected by the judges in 2019 due to her work with the Cairns Northern Beaches Community Group, a Facebook community which receives more than 500 membership requests per month.

A resident of more than 12 years, Ms Kendall said she loved the close knit community in the Knob.

“People who live here are quirky and odd. We take care of each other. We’ll reach out a hand for anyone. The community will always come together when a family’s in need,” she said.

Outgoing King of the Knob Darren D’achille was nominated because of his work as the local State Emergency Services leader.

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