THE countdown is on to the top selling Gympie Times of the year, which will feature an adorable 20-page photographic keepsake for every Gympie region youngster who started their school journey this year.

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My First Year hits the news stands inside The Gympie Times on Wednesday, March 25, but a week before that happens, as a special bonus for our digital subscribers, every single one of the photos taken of our 510 Preppies at 30 local schools will go live on our website in a special My First Year gallery.

Enjoy today's montage - it is a sneak peak we have put together and it is just lovely.