The Timboon community is gearing up for another Evening of Celtic Music this October when important funds are again raised for the town’s independent living units.
Aberlea Timboon (formerly known as Abbeyfield Timboon) will hold its third annual event at 7.30pm on October 26 in the Timboon and District Hall.
Organising committee member Enid O’Connor said the event once again promised a big night of Celtic entertainment, including local and visiting musicians, a raffle and supper.
“It’s our biggest fundraiser for the year and all the proceeds stay here to support the ongoing development of the Aberlea Timboon living units,” she said.
Aberlea Inc chief executive officer Deb Rantall said she continued to be amazed by the Timboon community’s fundraising for the independent living units in the town.
“Four units are completed and occupied in Timboon and work has just begun on unit five, as well as the partial demolition of the original Timboon House to accommodate a new common area and alfresco dining space,” she said.
“Unit six isn’t far away either, so every dollar raised in Timboon will stay in Timboon to continue the important work for the organisation.”
An Evening of Celtic Music includes a homemade supper and major raffle featuring local produce such as Apostle Whey Cheese, GORGE Chocolates, Berry World, Timboon Fine Ice Cream and more.
Mrs O’Connor said the McBlues Band from Melbourne would return this year, in addition to The Twa Band featuring Don Grieve and Angela Preiss from Camperdown.
“We’ve also got Marie Ewing from Terang and the Nyree O’Connor & Dean Mulholland Duo who met in the 1990s playing in what was then known as the Camperdown Fire Brigade Band and has since become the Lakes and Craters Band.
“They were playing flute when they met, but since then both have played other instruments in various ensembles around the state – Nyree on bassoon, and Dean a number of different woodwind and percussion instruments.
“For An Evening of Celtic Music they have decided to reunite on their original instrument, the flute, to play some traditional and modern Celtic flute duets.
“Chris Barks will do our sound and lighting again and the event promises to be another wonderful celebration of Celtic music. Please come and support this important fundraiser for Aberlea Timboon.” Tickets are $30 per person and are available from Changing Seasons in Main Street, Timboon. All enquiries can be directed to Mrs O’Connor on 0447 983 296.