A feast of music
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.