Pearl Beach Progress Association and the Crommelin Native Arboretum hosted Jazz in the Arboretum in October. The event featured renowned pianist Simon Tedeschi.
The concert also featured George Washingmachine, a multi-instrumentalist, proficient on double bass, guitar or anything with strings, and his group, Feel the Manouche, who, with Simon Tedeschi, wowed the 500-strong audience to an afternoon of jazz delights. Proceeds from a raffl e of $1215 were donated to the Pearl Beach Rural Fire Brigade at the recent Pearl Beach General Meeting held on Saturday, November 4. Jazz in the Arboretum Coordinator Ms Lynne Lillico said: “The brigade is an important element in the lives of Pearl Beach residents. “The threat of bush fi res in Pearl Beach continues to this day, and the volunteer members of the Pearl Beach Rural Fire Brigade hold a special place in our lives, a place that we should be proud of and support, and one that we should appreciate every day,” Ms Lillico said. Mr Matt Lowe accepted the cheque from Pearl Beach Progress Association vice-president Mr Russell Grove. Mr Lowe said the money would be put toward their shed re-build and extensions.
SOURCE: Media release, 23 Nov 2017 Lynne Lillico, Pearl Beach Progress Association