Nothing rivals the colourful fun filled afternoon of entertainment at the private annual fundraiser held in the garden of Baden (Chappy) and Angela Chapman’s home.
The private event held on Saturday 20th August marks the 16th year Chappy and Angela have raised funds for a community cause.
A showman at heart, Chappy assumes the role of Quizmaster and takes to the stage for a fast paced music quiz fest. Teams of four guess different aspects of music from a chosen period. This year music questions were from the 80‘s with a more mellow line up than the usual rock and roll list from the 60’s and 70’s.
While this suited some of the younger participants it wasn’t such good news for the team named ‘The Gutta Boys’ who travel each year from South Australia to compete and have reigned as the winners for 7 of the last 10 years.
This year the ‘Blue Heroes’ from Charters Towers won first place with the local team ‘Cassowarriors‘ who normally trail at the bottom of the pack taking out second place. Third place was the ‘Raging Revolutionaries’ with team members from South Australia and Mission Beach.
For the past 8 years the funds raised have been donated to Mission Beach Cassowaries.
Mission Beach Cassowaries spokesperson Liz Gallie said “We are so grateful for Chappy’s support. “Funds donated to Mission Beach Cassowaries enable us to raise awareness and have input into planning that will help better protect cassowaries and the things people love about Mission Beach”.
Next year’s event is already in the planning. The song for the air guitar competition is ‘Choo Choo Mama’ by Ten Years After, Chappy said “So start practicing!” The theme will be 70’s rock and roll.