Art auc­tion fundraiser

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today - Alexis Gill­ham

TOWNSVILLE’S Jan Crocker dreamed a cy­clone would come and there would be much de­struc­tion in North Queens­land – more than a week later Cy­clone Yasi hit.

The dream scared the founder of the Thuringowa Art So­ci­ety so much that she de­cided to hold an art auc­tion to raise money for those worst af­fected by the disas­ter.

‘‘ It was a bad dream. turbed,’’ she said.

‘‘ We had planned to have an art auc­tion to raise money for the floods any­way.

‘‘ We waited for things to set­tle af­ter the cy­clone then we held a meet­ing and de­cided to have the auc­tion for the cy­clone.

‘‘ The Thuringowa Art So­ci­ety mem­bers have do­nated some of their beau­ti­ful works to help the peo­ple who have lost ev­ery­thing.’’

The event will be hosted by for­mer auc­tion­eer and cur­rent Her­bert MP Ewen Jones at the Aitken­vale PCYC to­mor­row.

The event starts at mid­day with a sausage siz­zle and lucky door prizes. ‘‘ We started off with 35 art pieces and we now have 85,’’ Ms Crocker said.

‘‘ About 75 per cent of the art­work is from mem­bers of the art so­ci­ety but the rest came from peo­ple who had art sitting around do­ing noth­ing. We have had a lot of do­na­tions. Some peo­ple in Mis­sion Beach and Tully have ab­so­lutely noth­ing.’’ F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n p h o n e J a n ( 4773 5523) or Ailsa ( 4773 4567).

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CY­CLONE SUP­PORT: Alisa Reid and Jan Crocker with some of the do­nated art works that will be auc­tioned

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