MORE THAN THEY DREAMED OF

By Neil Wilson - Sub Editor for the Bribie Islander

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When those well-known entertainers The Bribie Gleemen held their most recent concert with the theme, “Men Can Dream,” they expected to attract an audience of somewhere just over one hundred and hopefully raise around $1,500 to donate to the Drought Relief Appeal so, when the amount raised was tallied at $2,300 due to the concert hall being packed out, a spokesperson commented that the result was “more than they could have even dreamed about.”

Featured Image(above): The Gleemen handed over a cheque for $2,300 to the CWA Drought Relief Fund.

The funds were handed over to the CWA for distribution to the right areas. The Bribie Gleemen have become popular within the community and hold several concerts each year, some for the public and a few for residents of aged care facilities. Publicity Officer John Gaffy told me that the group still has two performances between now and year’s end, one for the residents of the Churches of Christ Care in Foley Street and their Christmas concert at the Uniting Church in Webster Street in Bongaree on December 15th, commencing at 2.30 pm.

Singing about their dreams – The Bribie Gleemen

Anyone who has been to a Bribie Gleemen concert will know that this will be one not to be missed. John also mentioned that the Gleemen will be performing an Irish themed concert in April 2019. More information about the Bribie Gleemen can be obtained by calling John on 3408 1837.


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