The Tatura Guardian - - Front Page - By Tara Whitsed

The annual Reg Poole con­cert at the Hart­son Hall has been hailed a suc­cess with the fundraiser event prov­ing to be pop­u­lar among lo­cals once again.

Harston Hall com­mit­tee mem­ber Heather Stu­art said the event raised funds for the up­keep and main­te­nance of the hall where sev­eral artists en­ter­tained those present.

‘‘This year we were favoured by OneFM an­nouncer Di Hunter com­ing to join us as com­pere,’’ Ms Stu­art said.

Reg Poole, along with artists JR Wil­liams, Kim Ritchie and Kyabram lo­cal John Mathew­son, brought their own styles of coun­try, rock and gospel to the hall.

‘‘Many of the items per­formed were writ­ten by the artists them­selves, many hav­ing quite ames­sage, par­tic­u­larly about life in the coun­try, which was most ap­pro­pri­ate,’’ Ms Stu­art said.

Com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Greg Sher­man said they would like to thank sev­eral Tatura busi­nesses who do­nated goods for the raf­fle.

‘‘Namely a meat tray from Tatura Fam­ily Butch­ers, which was won by Robert Bal­four of Mooroopna; an as­sort­ment of bis­cuits do­nated by Tatura Hot Bread, which was won by Freda Cle­ment who was also for­tu­nate enough to draw the lucky ticket for the pot plant, supplied Vib­ert’s Mitre 10 Tatura,’’ he said.

‘‘Jan­ice Bar­rette, I am sure, will en­joy the meal voucher supplied by the Tatura Ho­tel and Paula Parkinson drew the ticket for a pack of scratchies do­nated by Tatura newsX­press — good luck Paula.’’

Mr Sher­man said the com­mit­tee would also like to give a big thanks to the staff and vol­un­teers at Gen­er­a­tions Op-Shop for once again as­sist­ing with ticket sales.

‘‘This is quite a big task and is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated,’’ he said.

‘‘And thanks to the Tatura Guardian and the Tatura Bul­letin for their as­sis­tance in pro­mot­ing the event.’’

Ms Stu­art said guests capped off the evening by en­joy­ing a coun­try-style sup­per, pre­pared with lo­cal by the lo­cal ladies, round­ing off a good night of foot­tap­ping en­ter­tain­ment in an old coun­try hall.

Pic­ture: Ray Sizer

Crowd pleaser: Mu­si­cian Reg Poole once again en­ter­tained au­di­ences at the annual Hart­son Hall Coun­try Mu­sic Con­cert which raises funds for the hall.

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