Concert name strikes a chord
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.