Fundraiser a rocking success

A ROCK ‘n' roll dance party to raise funds for a new Proserpine Community Centre was a ‘raging success' although it is too early to say exactly how much was raised.

The party, at the Proserpine Ex-Services Club, attracted 70 boppers who danced the night away to local band Fishjam.

Organiser Lynn Fenton said everyone had a great time but it would have been great to see a few more people so more money could be raised.

The community centre desperately needs a new building and the party was the second event in a series of functions aimed at raising money for the new building fund.

“It was a raging success people wise and fun wise but we could have done with 30 or 40 more people to raise funds,” said Lynn, from the Proserpine Community Centre.

“However, we have hopefully raised the profile of the community centre and let the public know that we need help. But all in all, it was fabulous.”

Mrs Fenton said the money was in the treasurer's hands.

“We have more than broken even and should have made a couple of hundred,” she said.

“We had some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses, including the lucky door prize of a five-night stay for four people in Summit Apartments, Airlie Beach, valued at $1500.”

She sang the praises of Fishjam, a bunch of good mates who get together every Friday night for a ‘jamming good time'.

“Fishjam did an amazing job and were very popular,” she said. “Everyone there had a really good time.”

She said it would have been nice to have had a larger crowd but noted that a lot of events were being held that weekend.

“Maybe we'll get a few more next time when word gets out what a good time we had!” Mrs Fenton said.

Any businesses wishing to donate to the building fund or sponsor the community centre can phone Lynn Fenton on 4945 5915.

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