Kevin & Karen Clarris donation

Another item for the wood lovers out there! Thanks to Kevin and Karen Clarris for your donation of a beautiful hand made hat rack made from local iron bark. A fantastic addition to any home! Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on this prize in the silent auction 🙂


Val Gregg donation

A sincere thank you to my mother-in-law Val Gregg, who is a very talented potter. She has personally made, glazed and fired a number of items that will be 3 separate prizes on the night. Included are small and large bowls, dipping bowls and platters. They are fantastic for everyday use (speaking from experience!) and also perfect to display on stands. Don’t miss these!

Click on over to the auction/raffle items page to see what they look like.

Ezzy family donation

Many thanks to Russell, Sue, Matthew and Emmeline Ezzy who have very kindly donated a 100L Frostbite esky – and the grog to go with it!

The esky itself also has a 1m fish measure on its lid, internal hinge and refrigeration quality insulation. The beverages that fit inside of it include: bottle of Bundaberg Rum; 24 pack Coke; 3 white wines; 3 red wines; 1 Yellow sparkling wine; 30 pack Gold cans. I do believe there is something for everyone in there!

Coral Morris painting donation – update

Unfortunately the painting of the Old Stoney Crossing is unable to be completed for the auction. However, Coral Morris has very kindly offered one of her collection pieces in its place. This framed painting of the MacDonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory is valued at $1000 and is simply beautiful and full of colour. It can be seen on the auction/raffle items page. Get your bidding hand ready for this one!

Hartwig family donation

George and Bronwyn Hartwig together with their daughters Rebecca and Arlie, are generously donating something for the campers out there!

The Coleman Instant Up 8 tent is a simple, hassle free, quick set-up family tent. The frame design is pre-attached to the tent which makes set up a breeze. The fully seam sealed fly and a large front awning makes this tent perfect for when raining and wet; the polyester roof panel has improved water resistance also. It has one large room, however, a removable internal divider makes this tent versatile in having one or two rooms, ensuring the 8 people it is capable of sleeping can be offered some privacy if necessary.

Fantastic helpers

A special mention must be made to the fantastic people who will be helping with official bits and pieces on the night…


Michelle Phipps (Phipps Snips), Kym Wheeler (Hemisphere Hair Studio) and Ashleigh Phillips (Zig Zags Hair Salon) have offered their skills to ensure we have our locks shaved off appropriately. Ryan, Drew, Matthew and Sueanne will all be auctioned off to the highest bidder, and each winner will get the first few buzzes across their lucky person’s head.

Trish Neilsen has the enviable job of waxing Tim’s legs and Pete’s chest. But never fear, for the correct price if you win the bidding of each Coonan boy, you can have the first RIIIPPP of the wax strips. I am sure there will be a few putting their hands up to get this for themselves?!


Now, I am sure you are all starting to wonder how on earth we are going to get through all of these auction items? Never fear, there will only be a select number of items that will actually go to live auction. Luke Hopkins is to be our auctioneer for these pieces and the shavers/waxers. The majority of the prize items will be conducted through a silent auction.


Barry Edwards, ex-Taroom local and mate of Ross’ has very kindly agreed to help out with emcee duties on the night. So listen up when he speaks!


As previously mentioned, the Cancer and Palliative Care Group will be preparing and serving the food on the night.


As previously mentioned, the Taroom State School P&C will be running the bar.


Terry Benson & Broncos donation

We have a jersey! A 2014 Broncos home jersey to be exact. AND it is signed by the 2014 team!!

A huge thanks to Terry Benson for organising this prize and of course to the Broncos for splashing their signatures on it. I think this will definitely be a winner on the night. More details and of course a photo over at the auction/raffle items page.

Kevin & Debbie Symes donation

Here’s something for the small people in our lives!

Lots of little boys love a good dump truck to play with in the sandpit. So, Dook and Deb Symes have very kindly donated a John Deere oversized durable dump truck that is perfect for outdoor sandbox play, with its tough real steel dump box that is completely functional and that also has an easy to use handle.

And not to leave the girls out, Dook and Deb have also given a Nenuco Mosquito Bites doll. This doll promotes nurturing role play by allowing the child to protect the doll using the mosquito squatter, spray, balm and bandaid.

Taroom Butchery donation

This one is not a prize for vegetarians… Who likes their meat? I’m guessing most people in Taroom? Lucky you then!

Max and Janice Merritt at Taroom Butchery are generously donating 3 whole rib fillets. Mmmmm, my mouth is watering already!

Don’t forget to pop on over to the auction/raffle items page for more details on what will be available on the 24th May at the Taroom Town Hall.

Ken & Daphne Donner donation

If you are off to a wedding shortly or perhaps a housewarming, this item would be the perfect gift. The Stanley Rogers ‘Oxford‘ 56 piece cutlery set is a stunning stainless steel setting and has a RRP of $249. The recipients would be stoked – or perhaps you would prefer it for your own home? Either way, make sure you are there to win it!