Local folk win Easter Raffle
Local people won all three prizes in this year’s Easter Raffle by the Myall Koala and Environment Group.
Tiana Jeba, daughter of the Hawks Nest Newsagency owners, drew the winning tickets for MKEG. The top ticket, for three pelican watercolours donated by Chez Rand, had been the first ever purchased online from the group. It was bought by Jill Madden, the immediate past-president of MKEG, who generously asked for a redraw.
That prize then went to Jie Huang, who bought her ticket at the Hawks Nest Seniors Expo in February.
Second prize, of a photograph of an osprey on canvas by Ann Woods, went to John Rumble, while Jan Barter won the hamper of local products.
MKEG Treasurer Trish Blair said the raffle proved to be very successful, with money going towards preserving the locally-endangered Myall Coast koalas and wildlife environment and helping educate residents and visitors on the importance of all aspects of the natural environment.
“We raise awareness of local plants, animals and birds through the plaques on our Hawks Nest Nature Walk and we have other educational projects nearing completion and in the pipeline"
MKEG members of the Bitou Buster group remove asparagus fern, mother-of-millions, polygala and morning glory from reserves and public land.
She acknowledged the people who donated prizes or items for the hamper of local products, including: bec Mount, Harleigh-Mae Honey Hive, Old Inn wines, Tea Gardens Kombucha and Tillermans restaurant.
Appreciation to the members who volunteered their time to assist with ticket selling. A special thanks to Ann Woods and Jane and Laurie Collison who donated $130 to our Easter fund-raising efforts from the proceeds of a garage sale.