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Rock’n’roll quiz night raises funds for farmers devastated by Wickepin-Narrogin bushfire

The Cuballing Tavern played host to a rock’n’roll-themed quiz night last month to raise funds for the farmers whose properties and livestock were devastated by the Wickepin-Narrogin bushfire.

The blaze ripped through 18,000ha of farmland in February and threatened the town of Wickepin on February 6.

It killed or severely injured thousands of sheep, and destroyed sheds, fencing and other infrastructure.

Authorities have confirmed the blaze was caused by overhead power lines coming together in windy conditions.

The quiz night was attended by about 70 people who donned their best rock’n’roll costumes to help raise more than $3000 for Rural Aid and the Highbury Fire Relief Group.

Attendees tested their rock’n’roll song knowledge during the quiz and took part in air guitar and musical chairs competitions.

Organiser Rod Kirby donated his DJ equipment for the night which got guests up and moving to their favourite tunes.

Local businesses donated items for a silent auction and auctioneer Roger Fris hosted a live auction which brought the night to an end.

Rural Aid’s Roger Hitchcock spoke about the importance of looking after your mental health as well as your physical health.

The winning table was awarded $520, which they donated to the Highbury Fire Relief Group.

Organiser Rod Kirby said he wanted to host the quiz night to give back to his friends and the farmers who were directly affected by the bushfire.

“The reason I wanted to fundraise was because I went out to where the fires were and so many farmers lost sheep, pigs and their fences were all gone” he said.

“I though that it was about time we all got together and raised some money to help them.

“We organised this rock and roll quiz night and we raised over $3000 on the night.”

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