Jive parties to rock Mossman
WHAT does a party in Port have in common with jiving in Julatten?
Both are fundraisers for this year’s Mossman Rocks music festival.
The independent music festival is on again on September 17 and to raise money for the concert which promotes a drug and alcohol-free night, Julatten’s Highlander Tavern will hold the first fundraising night.
Jiving Julatten kicks off around 6pm on Saturday night and organiser Anne Stapledon will be there with other volunteers cooking a barbecue and enjoying the night.
“Entry is free and there will be a raffle to raise money and a barbecue, where we will sell steak sangas for five bucks,” Anne said.
“There will be lots of different bands playing, which is one of the beauties of the night - one of the bands will be Wujal Wujal’s Bana kiway Kiway, which means the Cold Water Band.
“They are young lads with a reggae feel about them, really tight and rehearsed, they are great.”
After enjoying the night out in Julatten, next stop is the Port Douglas Yacht Club on Saturday, September 3, where more bands will play and another raffle will be held.
“We get wonderful support from local businesses, we get vouchers from local businesses that people are inclined to use, like a voucher for a cup of coffee at Temptations Café,” Anne said.
And all the money raised will go towards making the third annual Mossman Rocks a free event for the community.
“It gets everybody together and nobody has to worry about finding money to get in and there will be great nutritious food for sale and a footy match on the oval for the kids,” Anne said.
“Mossman Rocks is about attracting community members of all ages to remember how to party without alcohol.”
To donate a raffle prize, or for more information on how to get involved contact Anne Stapledon on 0428 171 167.