CULTURE: Madeleine Johnston and Aoife Moller from Tannum Sands State High School.
CULTURE: Madeleine Johnston and Aoife Moller from Tannum Sands State High School. Laura Mckee

Tannum dinner gives participants a taste of global food

TANNUM Sands State High School's Global Dinner was a huge success, with 148 people tasting food from 17 different countries.

Hosted by students from the World Vision Vision Generation Group at Tannum on Friday evening, there was a buzz of culture around the performance hall.

Organisers and Year 12 students Madeleine Johnston and Aoife Moller said the event was focused on raising money for World Vision, while giving the public an idea of what it was like to be in a least developed, developing and developed country.

"The concept is that you buy a ticket, sit on a table and you are treated accordingly with the amount of food served and type of food in that country," Madeleine said.

"So for example, USA had lollies and chips, Botswana had raw seeds, wraps and rice."

The girls said planning took nine months of hard work, but it paid off in the end.

"We seriously underestimated the time and effort it took, also fitting it around school," Aoife said.

About $6000 was raised, with some money still being counted.



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