Gala dinner will bring kids from the bush to the beach!

Tony Stewart invites you to a Gala night - he hopes to have a bus for the coast!

Tony Stewart invites you to a Gala night – he hopes to have a bus for the coast!

Rainbow Beach Drought Runners, in conjunction with Tin Can Bay Lions, are holding a Gala Aid Fundraising event.

Expect a two-course meal and full bar facilities plus entertainment by Lee Conway and Livewire. The evening will also include an auction of items.

Kids Bush To The Beach will be held at Gympie Civic Centre, 6.30pm on Friday, December 16 – so save the date!

“The idea is to raise enough money for a busload of children with a few adults from Western Queensland to have a holiday in 2017,” said organiser Tony Stewart.

“It is hoped to take the children to Australia Zoo, UnderWater World, Mooloolaba, and enjoy our local activities, staying in Cathy House at Tin Can Bay.”

Tickets are available now – call Tony on 5486 8666 to find out more.

Tony  took another load of goods for Longreach last month – he wasn’t sure if he would fit it all on.

He said, “According to the Mayor, President of Lions, Aid workers, etc., pastures look good but it is mainly weeds and herbage. The worry now is that they need rain from November to germinate pasture species like Mitchell grass, and after four years of plants being dead there is no guarantee of germination.”

To help put this load together, Tony thanks: the IGA,s at Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach, a great effort Yuri, and Matt and Bernie and staff. Matt at Mitchells Fruit and Veg Gympie,  Vickie Lee, Betty Freeman, Eds Beach Bakery, Shell Rainbow Beach, Coffee Rocks and Michelle Perrett.