Look-a-likes dance for drought relief
Some of the world’s most successful musicians were all in attendance at the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club on Saturday night. . . well at least a few very good look-a-likes.
Michael Jackson, ABBA, Tina Turner, Elton John and P!nk were among some of the acts performed by TGBC staff members all to help raise money for Need for Feed, a disaster relief helping our farmers hit by drought.
The performers were Daryll Morris, Bianca Bourke, Stephen Patten, Jacinta Vernon and Josh Morris, Mandy Bonat, Kate Eddy, Darren Laffan and Sandy Bittner.
Performers danced — re-enacting the moves from video clips — and lip synced the night away, encouraging the 200 strong audience to sing along.
A total of $6836.40 was raised including money collected on the night, ticket sales and donations made at the venue for the past two months.
Miss Bourke said the staff members donated their time to put on a memorable performance.
‘‘It was a two month effort including two nights a week of practice.
‘‘Our functions manager Mandy Bonat choreographed all the acts and organised the show.
‘‘The club is incredibly proud with how much money we have raised for Need for Feed.
‘‘There were plenty of laughs throughout the night, we did such a great job and I can’t say there were any standouts.
‘‘It was a bit nerve racking performing on stage but I ended up enjoying myself. It was a really awesome night; the crowd loved it,’’ Miss Bourke said.
The club would like to thank Jodie Maley for creating Elton John’s piano, Theresa Rootsey for costume design, the kitchen staff for pulling off a great meal for over 200 guests and the performers for their time and effort in preparing themselves to put on a great night for the attendees.
Jacinta Vernon as Mya, Sandy Bittner as P!nk, Bianca Bourke as Christina Aguilera and Kate Eddy as Lil’ Kim.