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The Rock-itt : May 2011
butcher ($20.00 meat voucher); AAA Wholesale Meats ($20.00 meat voucher) and Helen Meader (books). Then all the tickets were thrown in together for the major prize of designer sunglasses jacket and t-shirt donated by Seabreeze Oz Pty Ltd valued at $350.00. This should have been all but due to the wet weather bowls at the club had been cancelled that afternoon and the Belrose club donated the meat trays normally raffled to the players so an additional 5 prizes were handed out. It was great to see Rosemary Allison win a prize -- Rosemary was Bear Cottage's representative for the night, she has worked as a volunteer there since it opened on 17th March 2001. Half way between the 6 draws a Manly Sea Eagles Jersey was auctioned off and our MC for the evening proved to be an excellent auctioneer managing to secure a final bid of $700.00 from Joy Peart. We give our thanks to both the Sea Eagles Club and Joy for this. Then we had a surprise donation from the Belrose Women's Bowlers Club when their President, Yvonne Ashdown, presented us with a cheque for $1,000. Mark then called upon the main organiser of this event John Clement tocomeup--Johngaveavoteof thanks to all who had helped out with the show in particular the Belrose Bowling Club with special mention of Director Bill Glenn and our financial sponsors: Neville Cleary, John Dempster, On Course Tours, PS Building and Warringah Fibrous Plasters. He also mentioned Digital Print & Data Solutions and The Rockitt Magazine for their help with the designing of flyers and posters and the advertising of the show. In the meantime a silent auction was being held at the back of the room -- all items including two beautiful quilts had been donated to Bear Cottage from various organizations for fund raising events such as this one. A further $450.00 was raised from this auction. It was then time to restart the show and Mark welcomed McCauley's Raiders back on stage. After 4 lively numbers from them it was time to introduce the feature artiste of the evening the gorgeous Christie Lamb who looked stunning in an electric blue dress decorated with large diamantes. Christie is a multi award winning singer/songwriter who has appeared at the Entertainment Centre and backed up several international stars. At only 18yrs Christie is hopefully well on her way to a long illustrious career in the industry. Christie had chosen a mix of country and rock n roll for her set which went down well with both listeners and dancers. From the moment she opened her set with 'Old Time Rock and Roll till she finished with 'Jailhouse Rock' the dance floor was full. In between times Christie slowed the tempo with such numbers as the beautiful 'Tennessee Waltz', Patsy Clines classic 'Walking After Midnight'; had great fun with 'Eagle Rock' (for her dad Derek) and Satisfaction. Christie also performed a favourite of John's 'Green Door' which was the solo she performed at the Entertainment Centre in the School Spectacular. All too soon it was time for the Grand Finale and Christie invited Ashley back up on stage to sing with her. 'When Will I Be Loved' and 'Why Haven't I heard From You' for which they received a standing ovation. It was time for Mark to close the show calling for a round of applause for the organisers John & Sue Clement which we appreciated. It gives me the greatest pleasure though to be able to tell all that we raised $6,000 on the night which far exceeded our expectations so a huge thank you to all who contributed to the success of this event.