More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.TRENT HORNEMAN September 2, 2014 3:58am
The Rochester community turned out on Sunday in honour of a couple of blokes who gave a lot.
Sounds of laughter, music and celebration filled the air at Rochester Recreation Reserve to help raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb who died after an explosion at a Rochester hotel earlier this year.
Organiser Corey Trist said while he would liked to have seen a greater turnout, he was thrilled with the response, raising about $15,000 for the families.
Regional bands Albian and the Smoking Gum played throughout the day, while Echuca ventriloquist Darcy Elliott had the crowd in stitches.
Mr Trist said the generosity of the Rochester community shone through.
‘‘There were plenty of people who donated items to be auctioned, as well as doing their bit on the day,’’ he said.
‘‘At the end of the day I had about 40 people helping me to pack up on Sunday night when it was all over, when I thought I would have to do it all myself.
‘‘The community rallied behind the cause.’’
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