Kingaroy Men’s Shed secretary Michael Nobel, president Tom Johnson and committee member Ross Bean

April 16, 2021

Kingaroy Men’s Shed members are feeling chuffed after their recent “Dinner Under The Stars” raised several thousand dollars for the LifeFlight Foundation.

The open-air dinner, held last month next to the Men’s Shed headquarters at Kingaroy Airport, attracted almost 300 diners.

Kingaroy Men’s Shed president Tom Johnson told the final figures were still being worked out but it was probably about $4500.

He said everyone seemed happy with the night, especially as the Men’s Shed’s first attempt at holding the dinner was derailed last year by COVID-19.

“It was a good turnout,” Tom said.

“The kids were all able to run around in safety because they were in a fenced area. The parents didn’t have to to worry about them.”

He praised the entertainment, which included live music.

“The Sempf Family was marvellous,” Tom said.

He also thanked all the sponsors that had come on board to make the evening happen.

Tom said the Kingaroy Men’s Shed was considering doing it all again next year – with a few minor changes – but it would be up to the members to decide.

The Sempf Family provided the live music on stage
Mike Murphy, from Kingaroy Scouts, with Cr Danita Potter … Mike was selling raffle tickets to raise more funds for LifeFlight
The “Campfire Crackers” put on an energetic display of whip-cracking
Helen Noble, Glenda Hoffman, Roslyn Freeman and Dorothy Mitchell, all from Kingaroy
Ian Johnson, Ian Klein, Julie Johnson and Lorraine Klein, all from Kingaroy

Patricia Pedro, from Thursday Island, with Ryanjade, 7, and Patricia’s brother-in-law Eric Law and sister Shirley

Marion and former South Burnett mayor Keith Campbell were enjoying an open air dinner under the stars with friends
Kingaroy QCWA’s Lois Thurecht and her sister Sylvia Raper, from Pine Rivers QCWA, were working on the sweets table
The diners gathered in small socially distanced groups in the open air around the special “tables” crafted by the Men’s Shed members

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables

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