Chalambar talent night
Ararat district musical talent will be on show at Chalambar Golf Club on March 29 as part of a community effort to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
Santa’s Place volunteers, a collection of people who provide their time to raise money from diverse activities, will switch from a Christmas to Easter theme to present the talent night.
The group has already collected $1000 from Christmas activities and wants to push the figure beyond the $1997.50 it raised for the appeal last year.
Talent night spokesman Carl Forshaw said the event, which had a cover charge of $25 and included supper provided by the Chalambar club as well as lucky door and chair prizes, would feature a talented mix of established and young musical talent from Ararat.
“We have five people coming to perform and it’s a great mix from our well-known Elvis impersonator ‘Ricky’ to outstanding young talent,” he said.
“The doors open at 7.30pm and children 12 and under who attend with parents are free of charge. And Easter bunny just might be there with Easter eggs.
“We’re hoping people come along and support the night. We want as many people there as possible.”
Earlier in the day, the group has also organised Easter bunny to be in Ararat’s main street in front of Bendigo Bank from 11am to 2pm, where Ararat’s Y’smen will provide a money-raising barbecue.