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