Charity success at Comet Prohibition Party

Photos from the Prohibition Cocktail Party in Comet

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The Central Highlands community came together to raise much needed funds for local charities on Saturday in Comet.

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COUNTRY folk from across Central Queensland gathered at the Comet Showgrounds on Saturday night for a Prohibition cocktail party, to raise much needed funds for the RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter Service, drought appeal and local mental well-being initiatives.

Covid might have shut them down in 2020, but the Comet River Social Association put on a night to remember.

Event organiser Xander Armstrong said the night was a success, with party goers raising around $30,000.

"We started our committee in 2018 to raise money to put back into the community and we held a charity ball in 2019 which was a hit," Mr Armstrong said.

"This cocktail party was meant to be this time last year, but due to COVID we had to postpone.

"As a committee, we sat down and decided that we wanted to raise money for a couple different organisations, but still keep it in the community.

"I think this is why they're such a success, because people like to support their own community."

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