Clarence Coast Dragon Boat Club have completed their first Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser at Grafton on Saturday. The club has competed many BBQs over the past few years but Saturday’s certainly tested more than barbeque and ‘meet and greet’ skills. As the skies darkened and opened with a deluge of rain, the crew’s wet weather contingency plan unfolded! Graham’s innovative prowess came to the fore as the roof of the two marquess became heavy with rainwater and the threat of the rooves caving in became apparent. The stepladder was quickly seized and Graham began the ongoing process of moving to the eight corners of 2 marquees to lift the roof sufficiently to let the water run free. This proved effective for a short period but the heavy rain continued and Graham’s thought processes had to change as water was now coming in and on to the BBQ. Whilst Wayne quickly whipped the sausages and onions off the BBQ, he then held the bucket as Graham manoeuvred the chairs to the top of the BBQ lid lifting the roof sufficiently to allow the water to run free. Sue & Lesley continued to play chess with the serving tables, bread and serviettes in an effort to find a dry area. As the rain front moved on after 30 mins, we all were somewhat wetter but were ready to serve the customers as they ventured out again. As the subsequent shifts arrived, they were all amazed of our ingenuity and knew what to do when the next downpour arrived. For such a wet day, we still served many happy customers and enjoyed the banter answering the SMH Quiz in the quiet moments. Thank you, quizmaster Gavin, the new Tom Gleeson for the Clarence Valley… surely you will be nominated for the Gold Logie!!