Sunbury goes country for charity

Joe Scordia and Terry Grant and Joe Scordia. Picture Shawn Smits.

Ten-gallon hats, cowboy boots and masses of double denim will make Sunbury Memorial Hall look more like the heart of Texas this Saturday.

More than 150 people are expected to pack the hall for Sunbury Rotary Club’s annual country and western charity night.

With prizes on offer, music lovers are being encouraged to dress up and raise money for local programs such as the club’s weekly community kitchen and donations to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Spokesman Mannie Camilleri says the event raised more than $4000 last year.

‘‘It’s the kind of night where everyone has a smile on their face,’’ he says.

‘‘People can learn a bit of bootscooting, and have a dance and a really good time.’’

Entertainment will include the Tim Farran Band. There’ll also be fundraising raffles, silent and live auctions.

Tickets: $15 (includes tea and coffee. BYO supper). Details: 0421 490 134