Goodwill flows at Flood Fest
SATURDAY night’s Tweed Flood Fest proved to be a rousing success, with Tweed residents getting behind the Queensland flood victims.
The event was held at Plantation House, Duranbah, featuring well-known musicians, a fashion parade and a performance by the popular band Fat Albert.
Event organiser Jenny Zwemer, owner of Invitation Cuisine, said it was inspiring to see residents give generously to such a worthy cause.
“It was a great success and everybody had a ball. There was a good mix of ages and something for everybody on the night,” Ms Zwemer said.
“There were three-to-four-hundred people there and there was always something going on to keep everybody entertained.
“We are still counting, but we have raised in excess of $4500.”
The funds will be donated to The Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.
“We were all watching the floods on the news and it was heartbreaking. Everybody just wanted to help,” Ms Zwemer said.
“It started as just a small group of people who wanted to help, then it grew quickly.
“Many of our local businesses opened up their hearts.
“Everybody just wanted a way to help and be involved.”
Ms Zwemer said she could not have done it without the help of Margie Quirk.
“Margie, my staff and all the volunteers were an amazing help,” Ms Zwemer said.