Tamborine Times 4 January 2016

Australia Day at The Bowls Club

Seems it rained everywhere on Australia Day except over the Tamborine Mountain Bowls Club! The Rural Fire Brigade held their annual fund raising Event at the Club. What a fun day, with a great turn out of locals and Firies. The jumping castle was set up on the green, then came face painting, local Police playing barefoot bowls, raffles, a sausage sizzle and exciting pig races. The bar inside was packed, the restaurant full, and some locals kicked off their shoes to dance to the DJs music,while kiddies were driven non stop in the little fire truck round the green.

On the serious side,2 officers gave fire safety demonstrations and answered questions on fire safety in the home and Community. A very full day indeed!

As always,the Management and Staff at the Club have been amazing in their support of the Rural Fire Brigade and it was our pleasure to work with them to raise much needed funds to the accompaniment of good Aussie tucker and cold beers.

Now, about the money… Local businesses paid $250 each to sponsor advertising pigs, these being Tamborine Mtn Optometrist, Hall Hanneford Accountants, Landscape Requirements, and the Tamborine Times. A further $50 sponsorship per race was donated by Ray White, the McGuiness Family, TM Dentist, Len Jobson Real Estate, GKN Electrics (actually he is one of our Firies too) and T.M. Newsagency.
Raffle donors were Spice of Life, Mountain Coffee, Village Square Fruit and Veg, Mike at North Tamborine Butchery, Crackers Barber Shop, Illahie Boutique, Heritage Wines (as always), Eagle Heights Butchery, Thirsty Camel Bottle Shop, The Auto Spares Shop, The Flower Shop, Florabunda Florists and the newly opened Tip to Toe Essentials. So many! Thankyou all.
Lastly,we were concerned that with the local Press on their Xmas / New Year break we had very limited time to get the word out that the Event was on again regardless of weather. Barbara at The Times gave us a half page complimentary ad, the Chamber of Commerce emailed all their Members, and Kerrie Guy at Bungunyah Manor printed 1600 flyers which local shops displayed for us on their counters. How can we thank all the above locals for their support? By giving you the good news that your efforts raised a whopping $3,200 on Australia Day for your local Rural Fire Brigade. It will be well spent, don’t worry.
Sincere thanks to everyone.

Judy Gater
Support Coordinator
Tamborine Mountain Rural Fire Brigade.

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