The Capricorn District Country Music Association President, Mark Carpenter, Presenting a Cheque to Councillor and Deputy Mayor, Tony Williams with Major Sponsors, Green Brothers, represented by Gordon Ferry, at their association hall in Robinson Street, to aid drought relief in Longreach.
The Capricorn District Country Music Association President, Mark Carpenter, Presenting a Cheque to Councillor and Deputy Mayor, Tony Williams with Major Sponsors, Green Brothers, represented by Gordon Ferry, at their association hall in Robinson Street, to aid drought relief in Longreach.

The CDCMA help drought relief in Longreach

THE Capricorn District Country Music Association (CDCMA) recently saw the need for drought relief for their country cousins in Longreach, and decided to do something about it. 

They made contact with Green Brothers and told them they wanted to raffle a guitar at their recent Jamboree.

Jeff Green from Green Brothers Rockhampton, said, "Leave it with me and we will see what we can do" whereby a beautiful top quality guitar was donated by Takamine and Green Brothers. Green Brothers have been long-time sponsors of the CDCMA, and again their support has been appreciated.

President Mark Carpenter said "There was overwhelming support from the locals, and we had no trouble selling tickets.

One local guitarist bought $50 worth, and didn't' mind the idea of winning the guitar, but was just as happy to see the money go to drought relief in Longreach. This attitude was repeated by many local people who were just happy to donate to the cause."

The raffle of the guitar raised over $1860, and the CDCMA topped it up to $2000. This is being donated to the "Buy A Bale" group, who deliver bales of hay to those who need it.

After talking to the Council members in Longreach, they suggested this group has a good track record of getting the job done.

Cr Tony Williams, who is also the Patron for the CDCMA, received the cheque on behalf of the group, and has congratulated the CDCMA and their supporters for such a great effort that will benefit many in the drought stricken region of Longreach.

The guitar was won by a well deserving entertainer from Calliope. Vera Walker.

Vera has been entertaining for many years, and told us that she had just had a quote to fix her very well used guitar, and it was going to cost more than she could afford.

Mark said "So there are a lot of winners all round, and that's what we, as anon-profit organization like to see. Giving back to the community that supports us"



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