Con­cert name strikes a chord

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

WHEN Cor­rie Gard­ner opened last week’s edi­tion of the Whit­sun­day Times she had a “light­bulb moment”.

Notic­ing name sug­ges­tions for the Whit­sun­day Ben­e­fit Re­lief Con­cert were be­ing sought, she thought of a name which em­bod­ied the Whit­sun­day mu­sic com­mu­nity and SES vol­un­teers.

‘Whit­sun­day SES­sions’ will be held on May 27 to give the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity a chance to re­lax post TC Deb­bie, while rais­ing well-de­served funds for SES vol­un­teers.

Ms Gard­ner who won a $300 Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic ticket said the idea ‘just came to her’.

Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic or­gan­is­ers Gavin But­lin and El­lie Han­lon said they were im­pressed with the level of com­mu­nity en­thu­si­asm.

“There were some re­ally cre­ative names in there,” Ms Han­lon said.

Whit­sun­day Times ed­i­tor Sharon Smallwood said a lot of peo­ple had taken the time to en­ter since the com­pe­ti­tion was an­nounced last week. “Al­ready it is cre­at­ing joy that our com­mu­ni­ties will wel­come and need,” she said.

Other sug­ges­tions in­cluded ‘Soulful En­ter­tain­ing Sounds (SES)’, ‘Feel­ing the Heal­ing’, ‘Rock­cov­ery’, ‘Shake in the Wake’ and more. Any­one with items to auc­tion or raf­fle can con­tact El­lie Han­lon on 0408 062 816.

THUMBS UP: Gavin But­lin, Cor­rie Gard­ner, Sharon Smallwood and El­lie Han­lon cel­e­brate nam­ing Whit­sun­day SES­sions.

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