Fran Hyde and Girlie Borg, from Wondai, and Eliza Gray, Proston, dressed for the Janggay dance
The Kingaroy Town Hall was packed for the dinner and entertainment

April 26, 2012

The Rotary of Club of Kingaroy joined together with the Filipino-Australian Friendship Caring Group on Saturday to bring a night of traditional food and entertainment to Kingaroy.

A packed Kingaroy Town Hall audience enjoyed singing and dancing from the Phillippines and dined on Filipino food, all in the name of a good cause … to raise funds for Phillipines charities.

Kingaroy Rotary Club president Richard Rose thanked everyone for their support.

The Caring Group began in 1992 when about 8-10 Filipino women and their families started meeting with the help of the Kingaroy Catholic parish and the late Fr Kevin Ryan and Margaret Todd (Potter).

The group has now grown to having around 70 financial members.

The women’s choir sang in English and Tagalog, including the national anthems of Australia and the Philippines, and popular songs

In the traditional Maglalatik dance, men strap coconut shells to their bodies which they tap rhythmically during the performance

John Bastable and his fiance Edna Poneles performed a surprise dance

Patrick Macasaet and Dom Hyde … more and more males are now joining the cultural group

Enjoying the Night

Emma and April Smallwood

Lucy Bennett and Sue Crellin

Louie Cain, Rose Ariola and Ella Boynton

Esther and Brian Ross

Elsa McMaster, Linda and Lloyd Kenzler and Conchita Shadwell

South Burnett Deputy Mayor Keith Campbell and his wife Marion with John Carey


Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables