Music proved to be a uniting force on Saturday night when hundreds turned out for the People Supporting People Benefit Concert.February 25, 2013 4:45am
Music proved to be a uniting force on Saturday night when hundreds turned out for the People Supporting People Benefit Concert.
Performer Jamie Lea, who is involved with the organisation, said concert-goers at the Fryers St carpark venue had a great deal of fun.
‘‘Everyone seemed to be having a really good time — people got up to dance,’’ she said.
Jamie Lea said there was some improvisation and demand for an encore.
She performed two songs and was one of many performers — including Troy McKindley, Seb Nicholson and Eppo Sloots.
‘‘We raised over $3000 and that’s including help from Friar’s Cafe,’’ Jamie Lea said.
She said some of the money raised was going towards building a mobile soup kitchen, so that meals could be delivered more easily in an emergency.
‘‘The whole team are keen to give money to the soup kitchen. It was such a tremendous effort to put on an event of that size.’’
Money was raised through ticket sales and a raffle on the night.
People Supporting People committee member Grant McConkey agreed the concert was a great success.
‘‘We had a lot of local talent — a good variety of singers. Pretty much everyone said, ‘When are you doing the next one?’,’’ he said.
Firefighters are trying to put out a blaze, which has spread to two houses on Casey St in Tatura.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
A WORKING group has been formed to tackle Moama’s housing problems.
ROCHESTER’S mums and bubs fitness class is only in its third week but it has already doubled its enrolment numbers, blowing organisers’ expectations out of the water.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
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Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
Members of a Cobram social group have encouraged women to become a part of community groups, committees and boards.
School fundraises for student with leukaemia.
ix industry and local government representatives, five water services committee members and two community members have been appointed to the new Connections Stakeholder Consultative Committee.
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