El Arish North Queensland

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El Arish - Our Town - Our Community Board

Hello and welcome if this is your first visit.  We hope that everyone will use and enjoy this Community Board.  It is designed to let everyone know your latest news and thoughts.  Whether it be a new baby, engagement, wedding, sporting achievement or any event we'd love to hear about it.

Band and Dance Night - El Arish Hall

Riffraff will be our band at the Band and Dance night 17 December 2016!

Come and join us for a great night with $1000 cash prize to be won.


Neil Blenner turned his Birthday Bash at the Hall into a wonderful event!  With his encouragement all his guests gave really generously to the Hall fund, helping to raise over $1,000 towards the upkeep.  So a huge thanks to Neil and all his family and mates.  Good on ya!

Nepal Fundraiser was also a great success ...

Last Saturday's fundraiser for the children of Nepal, despite the rain, was a great success and a fun night with over $1,100 raised.

Special thanks must go to the excellent organisation and cooking skills of organisers Jayne Waddell and Karen Lane and their helpers.  The Pocket at El Arish donated all the fresh produce for the cooking.What simple ingredients for such a delicious inexpensive meal!  Also much appreciated was the time various musicians donated to make it so enjoyable - Brent Cook, Brady Waddell, Deb Watson, Jan Streater and Tayo Cafarella - a very big thanks to you all. 

Thanks too to Fruit Forest Farm who donated the fruit and fruit box raffle prize and to Ibu and Bean, The Zen Bar, The Fish Bar and Hubba Hubba Ding Ding who donated raffle prizes.  Generous donations came from The Fish Bar and Silkwood Plumbing.

Yoko Yasui won the prize from Ibu and Bean, Jayne Waddell for Fish Bar, Leslie Thornton for Zen Bar and Joe Winter for Hubba Hubba Ding Ding !  

Cookie and Karen Lane won the prize from Fruit Forest Farm.  Lorelei's name was drawn and she said redraw, their names were drawn and they said redraw, but the next ticket drawn said Brent and Karen again so they took it on the crowd's insistence!

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