Pictured are Capricorn Colour Event committee secretary Barbara Watson, Criterion Hotel owner Leigh Turnbull and treasurer Michelle Searles Photo Austin King / The Morning Bulletin
Pictured are Capricorn Colour Event committee secretary Barbara Watson, Criterion Hotel owner Leigh Turnbull and treasurer Michelle Searles Photo Austin King / The Morning Bulletin Austin King

Three-day fundraiser will colour Yeppoon with fun

IT IS being billed as the largest and most colourful fundraiser in the region.

The Capricorn Colour Event will be staged at venues across Yeppoon on September 5, 6 and 7. It will deliver an eclectic mix of entertainment, ranging from a golf day and fun run to the glamour of a high tea and a black tie ball.

It will raise much-needed funds for children's charity Variety, RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service, beyondblue, Mates 4 Mates, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Cancer Council's Relay for Life.

Rockhampton's Leigh Turnbull has been at the helm of the annual fundraiser, which started as the Fawltee Golf Day more than 10 years ago.

He said a decision was made to broaden the appeal of the event by incorporating different entertainment. Since then, a seven-member committee has been busily organising what is now the three-day spectacular.

The September event will swing into action with the golf day on the Friday.

It continues on the Saturday with a high tea with singer, writer and comedian Em Rusciano. That night there will be a black tie ball featuring the Queensland Pops Orchestra with special guest Brisbane soprano Mirusia Louwerse.

On Sunday, hundreds of colourfully dressed entrants will take part in the family fun run on Yeppoon's Main Beach.

People who buy tickets for the golf day, the high tea or the ball will go into the running to win a Hyundai i20, donated by DC Motors.

For tickets and more information, go to capricorncolourevent.org.au



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