Welcome dose of the Blues
THE talented crew at the Coffs Harbour Men's Shed will be brimming with pride this afternoon when keys they crafted will be presented to the victorious New South Wales Blues State of Origin team.
The Mayor, Cr Denise Knight, will present the team and their coach Laurie Daley the keys to the city at a special community event in City Square at 4.30pm.
"We want to thank the Blues for giving the whole of NSW this historic victory and for truly putting Coffs Harbour in the spotlight by crediting the time they've spent here before each game as being the magic ingredient that saw them clinch the series," Cr Knight said.
"We also want to thank the community for getting behind the team and showing their support by turning Coffs Harbour into Blues Harbour before each of the first two games - and, of course, Jodie Evans and the team at Novotel Pacific Bay Resort for bringing the Blues to town in the first place."
The team will arrive in City Square in vintage cars provided by C.ex Coffs Ex-services Sports Touring and Classic Car Club, and Laurie Daley will be presented with the key to the city by the Mayor.
Each member of the Blues team will also receive a commemorative replica key.