The Blackbutt Singers at their 60s-themed morning tea which raised funds for the Queensland Cancer Council.
The Blackbutt Singers at their 60s-themed morning tea which raised funds for the Queensland Cancer Council. Rose Thomas

Swinging Sixties party hits right notes for cancer cause

BLACKBUTT Singers threw quite the party in their efforts to raise funds for the Queensland Cancer Council.

The Blackbutt Hall was pumping for the 60s-themed event on May 31.

The group started the morning off with songs made famous by Bob Dylan, Mammas and Pappas, and The Seekers.

The Lions Club and Christian Ladies Auxiliary groups provided high tea-style sandwiches and dainty cakes for everyone to enjoy.

Blackbutt Singers member Rosie Thomas said it was a fun event with plenty on offer.

"There were raffles aplenty, money boards, a great 1960s quiz, decorated cupcake competition, all auctioned after the judging. One plate of dainty cakes earned a hefty fifty dollars,” she said.

"With the 1960s theme continuing, two of the singers looked around and chose 10 ladies to line up for judging by the audience.

"It was a very noisy affair.”

Singers Rosie Thomas and Margaret Carroll were chosen as the top two and received prizes.

Music and artistic director Judy Lawrence and president Sandra Marshall even dressed to the 60s theme.

The Singers were treated to appearances from special guests Councillor Gus Jones, Cr Danita Potter, and Mayor Keith Campbell.

Blackbutt Singers founder Maree Hammond was also there.

"The representative from the Queensland Cancer Council in Toowoomba was named Pandora and talked to everybody about the great things happening in research and how important fundraising is,” Ms Thomas said.

"We would like to thank everybody concerned for all the hard work that was put in to make this event a roaring success.

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