Fanny Lumsden will lend her voice to a good cause in Spring Ridge later this year.
The Golden Guitar winner will perform on Saturday, October 12, at the community hall, to raise funds for Ooranga pre-school, which operates out of the hall two days a week.
P&C member and pre-school mum Pippi Beer said the group would like to invest in the grounds of the hall by improving the quality of the grass and adding plants.
Mrs Beer successfully applied for a Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network Empowering Communities Grant in March to enable the group to host the concert because "fundraising is very important".
"We received $8300 and that's allowing us to host the band and provide free buses from Quirindi and Gunnedah to Spring Ridge for the evening," she said.
"We've also used it to subsidise the tickets so it can be an affordable night out for families given the hard times people have been going through."
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Mrs Beer said it was vital to have a pre-school in the village because it gave families access to early childhood education.
"If we didn't have the pre-school in Spring Ridge, we'd be looking at driving 50-plus kilometres into Quirindi for the pre-school, which is a huge expense for families and a big day for young children," she said.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased at www.ticketebo.com.au/fannylumsden/country-halls-tour-spring-ridge.html or at the door. A bar and meals will be available for additional cost.
For more information, phone Pippi Beer on 0437 427 137 or follow Country Halls Tour Spring Ridge on Facebook.
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