A crowd of over 140 people enjoyed Kimba's Got Talent, hosted by the Kimba Museum, raising funds for a new machinery shed in the Institute, Saturday March 2.
The evening showcased nine fabulous acts, the Hip Hoperation Crew opened the night with a fabulous can-can performance, showing that you can carve up the dancefloor regardless of age of ability.
Next up were Sing Australia, followed by Indi Scott - our youngest (and arguable cutest) performer, accompanied by her dad, Cameron, belting out a Lady Gaga number, with a voice that is sure to be heard far and wide in the future.
Talya Powell and Rebecca Clifford treated us to a duet of This Is Me and then Sally Inglis took to the stage with What A Wonderful World.
Next on stage was a solo; Rebecca Clifford and the song Flashlight, what a voice and presence on stage!
Anna Davidson really got the crowd's attention with her amazing woodblock/trombone/trumpet/flute Live-Looping performance, earning her the highest judges' scores of the night.
Then Leigh O'Donohue worked his magic with the acoustic guitar and distinct voice, cheekily squeezing in a second song - adding the songwriter tag to his already impressive performance, with a love song dedicated to his wife that had the ladies of the crowd elbowing their partners: "that's how it's done".
Rounding out the night was Dream Dance Studio with a jolly rollicking, colourful can-can dance.
Judges Carmen Rayner, Jodie Westhoff and Tracy Baird scored the acts and combines with the money raised via donation tins for each act, the winners were Indi and Cameron Scott, with Rebecca Clifford taking out second place.
The scores and outcomes were very tight but most enjoyable to everyone present.
The event was a great platform to showcase and promote our talent throughout all ages.
Emcee and auctioneer Phil Arcus kept the crowd on their toes with a strongly contested auction.
A delicious two-course dinner was catered by the Christmas Tree Committee in very hot and trying weather, but it was a bonus for the Apex committee who ran the bar.
There are so many people to thank!
All of the above, plus Pete Davison for sound, Kerri Cliff's photography, vouchers by Kimba Gateway Hotel, Eileen's Lyndon Keane, Kimba Roadhouse, Kelly's Nails, Flight Centre, Fuzzel's Fishing Charter, Nite Ramsey, Kimba Cafe, Port Lincoln Hotel, Aimee/Tupperware, Jim's Money Collection, Port Adelaide Power Guernsey, Apex/Backyard Blitz, Troy/EP Ag Services, Meagan and Gadj Lienert, Julie and Mervyn Lee and all that helped to make the evening so enjoyable and memorable for all.
The Kimba Museum is so important to the district by preserving the historical significance of our community to a greater audience.
The Machinery Shed is the main project for the museum for 2019, so far we have raised $10,000 but need more to complete the project.
Anyone with fundraising ideas or donations can contact Pat or Brenton.