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Fun Night To Help Farmers

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Comedians Andrew Dawson, Jasmine Fairbairn, Clayton Storey and Nicchia Schutt came up from Brisbane for the show

November 4, 2018

Saturday night’s “locals helping locals” comedy night fundraiser in Kingaroy has raised at least $8000 to help South Burnett farmers.

The night, which featured four Brisbane-based comedians (unfortunately the fifth had to drop out at the last minute due to illness), packed the Red Ants clubhouse at T.J. O’Neill Oval.

Organiser Simon Neal said about 110 tickets had were sold for the night, which also featured live music by local band RiSa and a steakburger dinner.

Simon said that as well as the ticket sales, funds had also been raised through a raffle and generous donations by sponsors.

All the money will be handed to Graham House Neighbourhood Centre in Murgon to assist South Burnett farming families.

Bill Hull Car Centre donated $3000 to the cause when owner Jacqui Trace heard about the fundraising effort.

Kingaroy Red Ants also donated $500.

Sponsorship of $2500 by wind farm developer AGL covered the costs of the evening as well as leaving some dollars left over for Graham House.

Simon said he would also like to thank The Little Butcher, Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington, Raine & Horne Kingaroy, Endeavour Kitchen and Fiedler Plumbing who covered the costs of the food.

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Kingaroy band RiSa provided live music throughout the evening

Getting ready for dinner were Teresia Edwards, Kingaroy; Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff, and Julie Thomson, Kingaroy

Graham House CEO Linda O’Hare with Dellese Heit, Kingaroy

Rosie Schmidt and organiser Simon Neal were busy collecting money and selling raffle tickets

Shaque and Mick Dugdell, Kingaroy, with Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington

Red Ants volunteers looked after the licensed bar, including club president Wayne Frohloff and vice-president Darren Farmilo

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables

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