Lance and Noeline Abbott trip the light fantastic at the Queensland flood benefit dance at the Cavanbah Centre.
Lance and Noeline Abbott trip the light fantastic at the Queensland flood benefit dance at the Cavanbah Centre.

Ball a success for flood victims

COFFS Harbour Seniors raised $2058.58 from their Queensland flood ball benefit night at the Cavanbah Centre on April 2.

The dance, which had a black and white theme, attracted 87 dancers who took to the floor and danced to the strains of live music from two bands, Noble Groove and the Jaytones, whose members all donated their services for the charity fundraiser.

One of the organisers, Bev Shervey, said it had been a great night as well as a huge financial success.

“We have a good response from everyone,” Mrs Shervey said.

“Although we only charged $12 a person, we had mini-raffles and some raffles raised more than $300.

“We also had a competition to roll a coin closest to a bottle of Scotch which was very successful.”

She said they would be handing over the proceeds of the black and white ball to the Queensland flood relief appeal this week.

The Coffs Harbour Senior Citizens Club dance events have become popular fixtures on the local scene.

The Queensland floods are back in the news this week, with the inquiry into the management of the record deluge, especially the operation of the Wivenhoe Dam, the releases of water from that water storage and the effect of those decisions on the flooding of Brisbane.



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