All in fun and a Good Cause!
Last Saturday, Baden (Chappy) and Angela Chapman once again opened their home for an afternoon of rollicking fun activities. Each year their large garden with rainforest backdrop is set up with marquees, a stage and a number of tables set for teams of four. Chappy becomes his alter ego ‘the Quizmaster’ complete with a showman costume, entertaining from the stage all day trying to stump the guests with questions on music from the 60’s, and 70’s and 80’s.
The day rolls along at a fast pace with the quiz interspersed with competitions, raffles and auctions, all carried out with lots of humour and penalties.
With twelve months planning, the attention to detail is obvious from the list of questions, the design of each year’s T Shirts to the catering.
Funds raised on the day through the sale of merchandise, ‘fines’ and fees to compete in activities, are donated to help a local cause.
For the past 6 years the funds have been donated to Mission Beach Cassowaries. On announcing the funds would once again go to help the cassowary, the Quizmaster said “They are such beautiful birds, we don’t want to see them go the same way as the Thylacine (Tassmanian Tiger)”.
Mission Beach Cassowaries spokesperson Liz Gallie said “We are so grateful for the donations. They have enabled our group to develop the ‘Mission Beach Naturally’ branding, letting people coming to our area know why it is so special and to contribute to awareness raising projects such as the Mission Beach School kids roadside signs and establishing the Mission Beach Community Cassowary Festival which will be in its fourth year in 2020.”
The private event has been running for 13 years and has a dedicated band of followers, some of whom travel as far away as Victoria, Northern Territory and South Australia.
Local businesses sponsor the event with donations for raffles. Community minded Chappy and Angela encourage their guests to go out while they are in town to support and enjoy locally owned and operated businesses.
Next year’s event is already in the planning. The number of tables is limited so if you know your 60’s, 70’s and 80’s music, and would like to be part of the quiz fest being held on August 29th, 2020, call or email Chappy to find out more. 0418 898 940 firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos by Liz Gallie
For more information;
Baden Chapman 0418 898 940
Liz Gallie 0414402315