2005 Jacaranda Princess Kelly Bowling
2005 Jacaranda Princess Kelly Bowling

Bowling along to $27,874

NEWLY-crowned Jacaranda Princess Kelly Bowling is one determined person. After joining the quest in April, Ms Bowling set a goal of raising the combined total of last year's Jacaranda contestants. From then on there was 'no looking back'. Ms Bowling raised $27,874 for the Jacaranda Festival Committee. A total of $47,287 was raised by all contestants. "We had a target ? if we said we were going to do it, we'll do it," Ms Bowling said yesterday. "I am very goals motivated, once I set that goal, there was no looking back." It was Ms Bowling's father, Don, who suggested the $22,500 target (last year's combined total). Ms Bowling said she had a 'fantastic' team of family, friends and neighbours behind her. "We just asked people to help out," she said. Ms Bowling's highest fundraising event was a dinner-dance at Tucabia which raised $7,000.



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