A feast of mu­sic

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Emily Smith emily.smith@cnbtimes.com.au

VAL Jen­dra had been cooking for weeks in prepa­ra­tion for the va­ri­ety mu­sic con­cert she and hus­band Brian or­gan­ised for last Satur­day night.

“As soon as it looked like we would have a show, I started cooking,” she said.

And the supper was just as much a smash hit as the night of mu­sic, which 120 peo­ple came along to see and raised $1187.90 for Blaze Aid.

“We were re­ally happy all those peo­ple came along,” Mrs Jen­dra said.

“We didn’t want to rob the town be­cause the con­cert was just as much about giv­ing the towns­peo­ple a lift af­ter the flood.

“We got $397 just in the dona­tions tin, so peo­ple were very gen­er­ous.”

Monto born and bred mu­si­cians like Gail Loader and Bill Craig re­turned for the fundrais­ing event.

“Gail has only been play­ing gui­tar and singing for a lit­tle while, but she just had a beau­ti­ful voice,” Mrs Jen­dra said.

“Bill is our son, and he per­forms more of the heav­ier stuff.

“Some­one came up to me and said they had seen his fa­ther sing many years ago and now it was nice they had seen the two gen­er­a­tions.”

There was more cooking in store for the Jen­dras back at their home, where they hosted five mu­si­cians and cooked meals for 10.

“Even the next day we were still all play­ing mu­sic,” Mr Jen­dra said.

“But I think that was the last con­cert we will or­gan­ise, we need a break now!”

The Pres­by­te­rian dis­as­ter re­lief fund also came up with $5000 to do­nate to Blaze Aid, while the Angli­can and Sev­enth Day Ad­ven­tist Churches do­nated $500 each.

RAIS­ING FUNDS: Val and Brian Jen­dra or­gan­ised a va­ri­ety con­cert which raised $1187.90 for Blaze Aid last Satur­day night.

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

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