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Funfest 2018 in Hervey Bay

The Mixed Probus Club of Hervey Bay Inc. are over the moon with their just-completed Funfest in August. Over 100 members from as far afield as Mt Ommaney in Brisbane and Biloela in the west, attended a 3 day fast-paced, fun-filled series of events that showcased the Fraser Coast city.

The Welcome Dinner at the Boat Club set the high standard for the rest of the week; a beautiful venue overlooking the Hervey Bay Marina, elegant ladies and smartly dressed gents, bountiful raffle prizes and truckloads of bonhomie. The highlight of the evening was the drawing of the First Prize raffle of a trip to the Cook Islands, donated by Uplift Travel. The local President of Mixed Probus (Gerda Marshall) won the travel prize and stayed on Cloud Nine for the rest of the week.

The following two days were spent in idyllic weather conditions, with groups visiting Fraser Island, whale watching, exploring the beautiful city of Hervey Bay, learning the history and walking through the authentic replica village of yesteryear at the Historic Village and Museum. Special mention must be made of the “command performance” by the local theatre company at ZPac Theatre. “It’s Only A Play” was attended by over 70 members and judging by the laughter and applause, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. A bus had brought the members from dinner at the RSL to the theatre and returned them home to their accommodations throughout the city.

The Waterfront Restaurant was the venue for the Farewell dinner and the setting was superb, with the high tide seemingly floating the restaurant over the water. With members mixing with other clubs and new friends greeting each other like old friends, the evening got off to another high point with an address by George Seymour, the Fraser Coast Mayor. George talked about the future of Hervey Bay and the importance of tourism and shared his enthusiasm as well as his admiration for the indigenous culture of the original inhabitants of Hervey Bay.

You may well think it all ended there, but no, about 50 keen members turned up for an early breakfast under the bracing but clear blue sky of Friday morning to celebrate one last time with breakfast, cooked by the members of the host club.

Many times, we heard committee members say how the months of planning had had their ups and downs but were made well worthwhile by the happy faces and joyous laughter from all. This may well be the last Funfest but it certainly is also well in the running for the best!