As the sun set over the majestic purple umbrella of the jacaranda a crowd of people entered a local Terranora for Music for Milk to raise funds for the Mothers’ Milk Bank. A total of $1200 was raised on the night.
The first in a series of 4 events planned over a 6 month period, the Parlour Party on the Deck was a great success. Over 50 people attended to hear Jack O’Leary and his band The Munsterbucks, billed as the only ‘all Irish band in Brisbane’, play. Guests were also treated to Irish dancers Shea Mulligan and Molly Armstrong dancing over swords while avoiding the low beams of the deck with grace and skill.
A wide range of local business’ supported the evening. Sincere thanks is given to the following organisations for their donations of prizes and food.
Slydogz Eventz – Raffle Prize – 2 x 2 Day passes to Stanthorpe Rocks in November. Rob Goldspring donated his time to make sure the sound of the bands on the deck was the best quality for the evening. He was the winner of the weekend passes.
Potager – Rhonda, from Ocean Shores, was the winner of a dinner for two at Carool. Having heard good reviews about the Potager – kitchen garden she was very keen to take a friend along for the dinner.
Vibe Hair & Beauty Coolangatta donated a $75 voucher won by Dave Murray.
The event kicked off with the rich bluesy voice of Sally Sa accompanied by Dave Murray on acoustic guitar. Their mixing of various standards into contemporary songs brought a sense of union between the old and new music.
Tommy Donovan, Eddie Nolan, and Nick Gruin joined Jack O’Leary on stage. These guys are all Irish lads forming the Munsterbucks. The neighbours were all treated to the melodic sounds of Irish whistles and drums as Jack chatted to the audience about his theme of people leaving Ireland.
A local illustrator – Peter Letts, set up an easel and sketched the participants for a donation to the MMB. His subjects went away very pleased with their likeness and youthful appearance. Peter also won the Moet donated by Marea Ryan
As with all house parties it would not happen if it weren’t for the dedication of the volunteers who give generously of their time and energy.
Kelly Padrao, did a wonderful job of promoting and educating the group about the work of the Mothers’ Milk Bank. There were some very interested people who had no previous knowledge of the great work being done locally to assist babies and families.
Yvonne and Alexz were the hostesses who made sure there was food for everyone.
Graham and Ross cooked the sausages for the Chilli dogs.The selection of sausages from the local butcher seemed to have a key ingredient that got everyone’s metabolism racing. Suffice to say left overs probably won’t be at The Hut!
The buns were donated by Premium Bakehaus who have also stepped up to provide buns for The Hut.
There was no shortage of sugar as the volunteers put their baking skills to use. Vicki’s Date slice being the hit of the night. We were also given a good supply of Subway cookies from Subway Boykambil.
Zardi manned the door, again with some help from Alex and also took some great photos of the night.
For those who missed this great night there will be another opportunity to participate and help the Mothers’ Milk Bank get to its $40,000 target for the new pasteuriser. Here is a poster of the events that you can print out and advertise music-for-milk