Art auction fundraiser
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