Pink and black feathers themed up the tables, and Yvonne Jensen didn’t mind borrowing it to glam up further with husband Russell and friend Michelle Heaton
It is not often I go to a costume party and find everyone has made an effort to dress up. At the annual Seafood Festival Charity Dinner, I thought all hundred attendees were blinging with feathers and tassels, braces and hats – it was the Great Gatsby indeed!
Held at the Cooloola Coast Bowls Club , of course seafood was on the menu. There was plenty of it! We meat lovers didn’t miss out with an assortment of entrees and a lamb dinner. It was a big job for the bowls ladies and well done.
Graeme Jensen kept me so entertained with favourite songs for the dance floor, I didn’t take quite as many photos as I thought, so please send in yours from the night for our Facebook page and to help promote future events!
There were over $500 worth of lucky door prizes donated from the local fishing industry and a huge number of raffles – in fact buckets of them. You bought your tickets, than placed some in the bucket of your choice – anything from wine and cheese to a money tree full of scratchies.
The auctioneer, Graham Engleman, brought in hundreds more with his cheeky calling. A cabin stay at Tin Can Bay Tourist Park raised $450, the vintage red wine collection was popular at $850, and the houseboat package drew in $1350!
In fact, the auctions brought $3400 alone, with over $4000 raised for charity on the night.
“It’s overwhelming,” said organiser Rebecca Reibel. “The support we’ve had is fantastic! All the money we’ve raised is for sporting kids.
“Honestly, I had people coming up to me today handing me raffle prizes. It’s a good cause especially when it is for kids.”
The group will be calling for applications from sporting groups in the future. To the organisers – well done on a great night!