Reg Lindsay “Standing Tall” in Bronze at East Cessnock Bowling Club. A series of shows were staged to raise the funds to erect this wonderful memorial to a true legend in the Entertainment Industry at ECBC.
Ros had meetings with Marlene Hartog & the board of Directors and it was decided that Reg should be “Standing Tall” in his last home town, so the fund raising began.
Many artists and musicians who toured or recorded with Reg were very excited to be part of the Grand venture, so a huge thank you to all of those who contributed to the cause.
The fundraising started February 2012 with a big crowd and raffle and an auction of one of Reg’s saddle’s, a pair of his stage cowboy boots, a Fender Guitar and a cricket bat autographed by Don Bradman from the ‘Bodyline’ series which was kindly donated by Greg & Jodie White of Scone.
All of this resulted in a total of just over $9,600. With the total cost of the Statue being $55,000 to $60,000, there was still a lot of work to do. More concerts were held at East Cessnock Bowling Club.
A Black Tie affair was staged along with another country theme night in October 2012 and a third concert in October 2013 where one of Reg’s guitars, a Jacket he wore while receiving the Key to the City for Fort Worth Texas USA and a pair of his stage boots were auctioned. These items went for $3500 to Wanita “The Honky Tonk Queen” based in Tamworth.
A huge thank you to Bev James of Geelong, Ros’s school buddy from years ago, for her help with funds for the Statue.