Labouring in style

Dave Henry and Pop Standen share a joke at the rock and blues night.
Dave Henry and Pop Standen share a joke at the rock and blues night. Contributed

THE Labour Day weekend was celebrated in style at Wolvi & District War Memorial Hall on May 5 with more than 200 people enjoying a night of rock and blues.

The six-band line-up included local and overseas talent, with Kate Meehan and the Wise Fools shaking the timbers of the old hall like they used to in times gone by.

The crowd was a fun mix of locals and visitors from Brisbane, Rainbow Beach, Woolooga, Sunshine Coast and from as far away as the Gold Coast.

Young and old alike attended, with patrons in their mid-80s matching it all night with the younger ones.

Some strange sights were seen later in the night as face-painting was a big hit with all ages, thanks to Soni who provided both her time and paint.

With the help of more than a dozen volunteers, the kitchen refurbishment fundraiser was hailed a great success by the hall committee, with profits from the night totalling more than $2000.

The committee thanks the six bands, Gympie Cooloola Food Service, The Gympie Times, Wolvi General Store & Takeaway, Ultimate Protection and all the volunteers for their support to make this night successful.

The hall will be open tonight from 6.30 for the first State of Origin live on a big screen.

Food, bar and softdrinks available.

The next Friday social night is on June 1, so come along and have a fun-filled evening watching football, playing pool or table tennis or just mingling with the locals.

There is an area for the toddlers to play.

The Wolvi Hall is a community hall and welcomes families with children of all ages.

Follow Wolvi Memorial Hall on Facebook for upcoming events.

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