Pavs, platters and a feast for farmers

Maryborough branch of the Bendigo Bank customer relationship officer Jacinta OʼConnell, Maryborough Highland Society general manager Malcolm Blandthorn, Maryborough Lions Club president Lorraine Parker, Maryborough branch of the Bendigo Bank customer relationship manager Deanne McCarthy and Maryborough Rotary president Meryl James are encouraging residents to attend next monthʼs Pav and Ploughmanʼs night to raise funds for drought affected farmers.

Maryborough businesses and community groups have banded together and will host a Ploughman and Pav fundraising night next month in a bid to help farmers affected by drought.

Bendigo Bank, Maryborough Highland Society, Maryborough Rotary Club and Maryborough Lions Club have all united to plan a full night of entertainment with a ploughman’s buffet, pavlovas, auctions, raffles and games.

All monies raised will be donated to the Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) fund to be dispersed to those most in need.

“The Avoca District Co-operative manages the Avoca Community Bank branch, Maryborough branch and St Arnaud agency of the Bendigo Bank and was looking to create an opportunity to assist drought-stricken farmers in New South Wales and Queensland, that our community could get behind and support,” Avoca Bendigo Community Bank board member Donna Wardlaw said.

The staff at the branches, in partnership with the businesses and clubs involved decided to host the night to help raise some much needed funds for Rotary Australia’s Fighting For Our Farmers campaign.

“The event will bring together community groups, local business and the wider community as a whole to fundraise and donate through Rotary Australia’s program making sure the money gets allocated where needed most,” Maryborough branch manager Peta Dodson said.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased from the Avoca, St Arnaud and Maryborough branches of the Bendigo Bank. Tickets are also available via the Maryborough Highland Society at the front desk or via phone on 5461-1480.

For further information about this event, contact Maryborough Highland Society general manager Malcolm Blandthorn on 0448 581 443.

For more on this story see Page 16 of The Advertiser, Friday, September 21.

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