The smell of great curry wafted around the Mount Isa CBD last weekend as the local Sri Lankan community raised money for the Special School.
A massive crowd was at the carpark at the corner of Rodeo Dr and Camooweal St for the lunchtime rush with many there to enjoy the great food, as well as support a great local school while celebrating the Sri Lankan Buddhist festival of Vesak.
A spokesperson for the Sri Lankan community said the fundraiser was an absolute success having started cooking at 3am on Sunday.
"We started selling the lunch packs at 11am and we were totally sold out by 2pm," they said.
The community raised $6755 for the Special School saying they wanted to give back to the community that has served them well.
Special school principal Geoff Miller accepted the cheque and told ABC the Sri Lankan community came to their school a few weeks earlier asking if they could fundraise for them.
"Wow, I said, that's okay, great," Mr Miller said.
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