Bushfire Caberet

The Hahndorf Bowling Club held a Bush Fire Appeal Fundraiser “Caberet” on the 15th of February.  The night started with Evan Heath busking at the front door with his homemade set of drums made from poly piping, painted purple and blue.  He amused the band of merry musicians who were setting up and they were very impressed with his music skills and encouraged to keep going as a future musician.  Rob Scott (whom we approached to do the “gig”)  through word of mouth kept the night entertained with a variety of musicians from jazz to toe-tapping and dancing music.  Rob did an amazing job and we are very thankful for his effort in sorting out the music.  The bands paid for their drinks and did not charge for their entertainment.

Donations came forth for the raffle without canvasing and this made an excellent money raiser for the evening.

People were entertained with trying to get their $2 coin closest to the Baileys and Whisky, which again proved to be a great money-spinner.

Everyone had a great night, lots of laughter, dancing and a few sore heads the next day. We asked the people at the functions where they would like the money to be distributed and the majority went with local CFS.

The raffle raised $1440 – Evan the Busker $108 – Baileys and Whisky $300

Overall we raised $5352.45.

This money will be distributed to 8 CFS in the local district.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered their time to make this a wonderful evening.   It was just an idea that grew and I am ever thankful to my family and friends for their help but especially to everyone that donated and came to the night to make it such a great success.

Val Deeble, Secretary Hahndorf Bowling Club

Editors Note: A huge thank you to Val for her enthusiasm and work in making this project such a success.  Well done and congratulations Val from our Club members and the other Hills Clubs involved.