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CIRS - Santa arriving Rainbow Beach-style

Santa arriving Rainbow Beach-style

The BIG WEEKEND OF FUN raised around $5,000 for our community hall and we couldn’t have done it without the generosity of our local business community.

The raffles alone raised over $1,000 and we want to thank the prize donors:

Rainbow Beach Surf Club, Wolf Rock Dive, Rainbow Beach Learn to Surf, Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, Rainbow Beach Hardware, Rainbow Beach Pharmacy, Rainbow Beach Sports Club, Spar supermarket, Rainbow Beach IGA, Rainbow Beach Barber Shop, Rainbow Beach Fishing and Camping, Soulfood, the P&C, Vinnies, Rainbow Beach Naturals, Inspire Home Body & Health, Lexi Illustrator, and Gympie Bunnings.

Thanks also to our individual donors – Granny Val and Judy, Maree and Phil Heron, Aida Ghion and Jessica Haring. The raffle prizes were such high quality and so highly sought after that we ran out of tickets.

Winners of the Festival of Small Halls Raffles were Maree Heron (IGA hamper) and Sofia Seul (gingerbread house). Winners of the Santa Comes To Rainbow raffles were Rita Marigliani ($750 prize), Russell ($650), Brett ($300), and Marie from the Surf Club ($300).

Thanks also to Rainbow Beach Helicopters for delivering Santa on the day, and photographer Chris McIlroy for the kids’ photos with Santa.

The event was expertly organised by event planner Elisa Seul from Elisa: people, places, events and sponsored by Gympie Regional Council’s Community Events grant.

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