Jenny Zwemer and Margie Quirk are getting ready for the Tweed Flood Fest at Plantation House, Duranbah.
Jenny Zwemer and Margie Quirk are getting ready for the Tweed Flood Fest at Plantation House, Duranbah. Blainey Woodham

Event gets Facebook thumbs up

PLANTATION House will host a flood fundraiser festival next month with more than 1000 people expected to attend.

The event, named Tweed Flood Fest, will feature local musicians, gourmet cocktail food and drinks and a range of fundraising raffles.

Jenny Zuemer from Invitation Cuisine, organiser of the event, has been overwhelmed with support posted on the Facebook’s event page.

“I was just sitting on Facebook and reading through everyone wanting to help with the floods,” Ms Zuemer said.

“I thought, ‘We really need to do something’.

“Events are what we do so I posted the idea on Facebook.

“Within 12 hours I had so many offers of support that I thought, ‘Yes this could really work’.

“I even have three donations from America.

“My staff is also donating its time during the evenings.”

The fun begins on February 19 from 6pm-midnight with entertainment by local band Fat Albert along with other buskers, band and singers.

A chocolate wheel and silent auction will kick-start the fundraising with plenty of raffles and giveaways.

Local businesses are invited to donate money, goods or services to the festival. Tickets are $28 per person and include a free drink on arrival.

Want to help?

Contact Jenny at Plantation House on (02) 6674 2808 for tickets or to make a donation.

All profits will be donated to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.



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