Community unites in mu­sic

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE Coal­stoun Lakes and dis­trict community has banded to­gether for the town’s an­nual hall concert.

Lo­cal mu­si­cans united with Gayn­dah’s Cal­is­thenic Dancers, Gayn­dah Girl Guides and the Coal­stoun Lakes State School on the week­end to play at the Coal­stoun Lakes Va­ri­ety Concert.

Concert co-or­di­na­tor Vi­o­let Rack­e­mann said the sup­port from the community had been won­der­ful.

“The concert is in its ninth year,” she said.

“And the hall was al­most full of peo­ple.

“We hope it goes for a long time.”

Ms Rack­e­mann said the concert was held each year on the last Satur­day of Oc­to­ber, to raise funds for the hall.

“But it’s also some­thing unique for peo­ple to go to,” she said.

Glen Eden’s Ray Sav­age graced the stage with his gui­tar to sing for the au­di­ence.

And lo­cal mu­si­cans Lyn Saun­ders, Myla Dolph and Pilar and Com­i­nah Mur­phy wowed the crowd with their vo­cals and pi­ano play­ing.

Ms Rack­e­mann said other great sup­port­ers of the concert were Chris and Lyn Roberts, Bob Din­gle, Edith Ryan and John Strand­man.

“I play pi­ano and ac­cor­dian to fill in, as well,” she said.

“We also had a lovely talk from the Gayn­dah Girl Guides.

“And for the first time in many years, the Coal­stoun Lake State School recorder play­ers per­formed.”

Lo­cal ac­cor­dian play­ers Edwy and Jessie Dent also en­ter­tained the au­di­ence.

The concert was held at the Coal­stoun Lakes & Dis­trict Sol­diers Memo­rial Hall.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

UNITED BY MU­SIC: Ta­nia Fraser, An­gus Fraser, Paula Bar­num, Ben Fraser, Ryan Gibbs, Claire Thomp­son, Ash­lea Seabrook, Brooke Goodall, Dean Thomp­son and Vi Rack­e­mann.

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