Music Extravaganza celebrates Rotary anniversary

The annual Music Extravaganza, a fundraiser for Rotary Central, is scheduled for Saturday, 1 December.

This year’s event, at Royal Palms, marks Rotary Central’s 21st birthday, making the evening an even bigger occasion

The extravaganza, from 7.30pm until midnight, includes a full programme of live music by local musicians, the chance to win $40,000 in cash and a special set of ‘surprise prizes’ in recognition of the service organisations 21st birthday, said a press release.

Confirmed bands for this year’s event are Footloose, Gone Country and Los Tropicanos.

In addition to the first prize of $40,000 in the raffle, there are also ten prizes of $1,000, a Seller’s Prize of $4,000 as well as the other prizes which are usually donated by local business in support of Rotary Central.

‘Last year’s event at Royal Palms was another huge success both in terms of the entertainment provided as well as the support for Rotary Central,’ Paul Byles, vice president of Rotary Central, responsible for organising the event, said.

In its 12th year, the Music Extravaganza is firmly established as a signature event in the Cayman Islands entertainment calendar. Music Extravaganza is Rotary Central’s main fundraising event of the year and is more than just a great night out.

‘We would like to encourage everyone to show support for this event by buying tickets to fund the various community events we have planned for the 2007/2008 year,’ said Sandy McFarlane, president of Rotary Central.

Funds raised from last year’s event, benefited numerous Rotary Central projects, including Junior Achievement, the literacy programme, and helped the club give assistance to the needy in the community.

Tickets for the event cost $25 and are available from Rotary Central members on all three islands and resellers and at Funky Tangs.

FYI

Rotary Central has been providing assistance to the community since 1986. The club played an important role, along with the other three Rotary clubs in the Cayman Islands, in providing assistance to the needy after Hurricane Ivan. Rotary Central currently has over 60 members from various sectors of the community.