CLOWNING AROUND: The Coastal Caring Clowns will join the entertainment at the Buderim Street Party for charity.
CLOWNING AROUND: The Coastal Caring Clowns will join the entertainment at the Buderim Street Party for charity. Patrick Woods

Buderim buzzes for charity with street party

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Proceeds from the Buderim Street Party will go a long way to helping thousands of people in the area.

Money raised at this Saturday's event will be injected into community projects and organisations, with half of proceeds going to Buderim Rotary and the other half to Buderim Lions Club.

"All the money we raise we then put back into the community in charities like Fusion, the Lions Emergency Accommodation Centre and Bloomhill," Buderim Lions Club director Brian McBride said.

"The big focus of the event is to give community groups the opportunity to use it as a major fundraiser," Mr McBride said.

Dozens of organisations, schools and businesses will come together in an attempt to host the village's most successful Street Party.

Volunteers from local groups including Team Adem, the Girl Guides, Buderim Scouts and the Men's Shed, will line the streets with information booths, alongside more than 40 food stalls.

The street will be abuzz with roving entertainment from the Coastal Caring Clowns, the Hug Patrol, the Sunshine Coast Latin Dance Club, Disney Parade and the StreetWork Bus for kids, along with an Emergency Services display.

Organised by the Buderim Lions, Buderim Rotary and the Buderim War Memorial Community Association, the party is expected to attract thousands to Burnett St.

Buderim Rotary spokeswoman Sole Paez said: "The community will be able to give back the community in their own little way.

"I think because of how much variety in entertainment and stalls we have this year, there is a lot more interest," Ms Paez said.

"The event won't be just for a select group - we're trying to include families and the wider Buderim area, not just Buderim on top."

Two stages will run throughout the night, including a main stage in front of National Bank and a youth stage in the Buderim Marketplace carpark.

Raffles will also run throughout the night.

WHAT'S ON

MAIN STAGE:

James Brennan - main voice of the Australian Springsteen Show

McGuinness and Co - one of Queensland's favourite Irish bands

Free Spirit Dance and Music

Samba Del Sol

Pam Clark - Singer/songwriter

Louise Kennedy - Comedic soprano

Tom Doyle - Senior Superstar 2009

STREET PERFORMERS

St Mark's Mainly Music - children performer

Ragtag Trio - live music and singing

Hug Patrol - roving affection

Sunshine Coast Latin Dance Club

Marimba Group

Square dancers

The StreetWork Bus - Nintendo Wii and table tennis for teens

Street Parade a la Disney - family entertainment

EVENT DETAILS

When: Saturday, August 16, 6.30-9.30pm

Where: Burnett St, Buderim


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