Chinchilla en­joys coun­try mu­sic with soul

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COUN­TRY mu­sic groups across the West­ern Downs united this past Satur­day to sup­port one of their much-loved mem­bers who has fallen on tough times.

Ken and his wife Kerry Stal­lan lost their Warra home af­ter it was en­gulfed by a blaze in the early hours of Jan­uary 10.

By the time the fire was ex­tin­guished, all that was left of the fam­ily home on Lyt­ton St was rub­ble and cher­ished mem­o­ries.

Mr Stal­lan was vis­i­bly moved by the fact his close friends and col­leagues had pulled to­gether for him dur­ing his hour of need.

“We re­ally are over­whelmed that all of the mu­sic clubs in the area have come to­gether,” he said.

“I just can’t be­lieve they have all got to­gether to do this for us. For peo­ple to be here to­day, it’s wet, is re­ally sur­pris­ing; it’s great to see.

“We never ex­pected the bands to do this un­til we got a call to say all the clubs are hold­ing a fundraiser for you.”

Or­gan­iser Cam­mie Mor­gan was thrilled that all the re­spec­tive clubs had jumped at the op­por­tu­nity to be in­volved.

“We’re blessed to have had peo­ple from all ar­eas come; clubs usu­ally stay in their pock­ets but ev­ery­one has united for to­day,” Ms Mor­gan said.

The day fea­tured per­for­mances from more than 20 dif­fer­ent lo­cal coun­try mu­si­cians and a sausage siz­zle to help raise money for the Stal­lan fam­ily.

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