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Wide Bay Friendship Day and Concert

Gympie Probus Club and local organisations worked together to stage a concert at a small country venue which was generously supported by Probus Region members.

Over two hundred Probus members from all areas of the Wide Bay Region gathered in the Theebine Hall recently for the 7th annual Concert and Friendship Day.  Theebine, a small village, is some 30 km north of Gympie.  The day, hosted by Gympie Probus Club, was a great success by any measure as organisers tried to recreate the “country hall” atmosphere that is well known to most Probus members.

After a hearty and tuneful welcome to the concert by Gympie Probus president, Doug Logan, Gympie Regional Council Mayor, Cr Mick Curran was on hand to open the proceedings. Musical acts and comedy sketches were provided by Probus people. Toe-tapping music and rib-tickling jokes were the order of the day.  The concert was anchored and managed by well-known local country artist, Graeme Jensen. His banter and performing skills kept the program rolling along.

Gympie Probus Club were joined by local community groups to help stage the event. Catering was provided by Miva CWA.  Morning tea and lunch were served in the very friendly country way. Theebine Hall committee members looked after patrons and made everyone comfortable. This was the largest crowd seen in the hall for many years. Theebine and Miva communities should feel very proud of the way they helped make this function such a success. The hall itself and the grounds were immaculate and a true sign of the strength of the community spirit in the area.

Wide Bay Probus Region Liaison Officer, Pam Carlson, thanked everyone involved for providing the entertainment and organising the function. Probus Wide Bay regional functions are always very well supported and very friendly and social affairs. This success is largely due to Pam’s efforts as she travels around regional clubs.  Friendships are made with members of other clubs and this extends the reach of Probus.

The lucky winner of the major raffle prize, a holiday trip to Cook Islands, was John Martin.