According to the Daily Mercury, a good crowd is expected to welcome in the new year at a concert at the local Mackay (North Queensland) Seventh-day Adventist Church.
But the public will have to pay for their seats with canned food, longlife milk and other non-perishable food. The food items will be distributed to needy families by ADRA (Adventist Relief Agency).
money will be raised to build a church in an Aboriginal community
However, the main purpose of the evening will be to raise funds to help build a new Adventist church in Alice Springs (NT) in 2012. Spokeswoman of the popular Joy Chimers, Kay Fatnowna, said, “We will also be raising funds to take part in a concert in Alice Springs where money will be being raised to build a church in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, which they call ATSIM.”
|Back row; Donika Mills, third row; Cynthia Delaney, Rosemary Shepherd, second row; Brian Delaney, Ellie Shepherd, front row; Kay Fatnowna, Maria Cayetano and Vicki Bobongie (courtesy Daily Mercury).|
The Joy Chimers (pictured) will be joined by a visiting Solomon Island choir and local Mackay artists at the New Year Eve concert.