Despite power outages plaguing the South West and a massive bushfire threating lives and homes in Bridgetown, the annual Jazz in the Jarrah concert ploughed ahead in Manjimup. Around 100 people headed to the Manjimup Heritage Park to enjoy a night of singing, music and dancing from local and Perth-based performers. Generators were needed to help keep all the power going as Tom Jones cover songs and brass quartets helped people relax in an atmosphere of anxiety. Past District Governor of the Lions, Dot Jacobs, thanked all the volunteers who helped put the night together. She said the Manjimup Lions had put millions of dollars into the community over the years and events like the Jazz in the Jarrah could only happen when people volunteered to help. Ms Jacobs also acknowledged the volunteer firefighters working to control the blaze in Bridgetown. She said the Manjimup Lions needed more members if the organisation was to continue to operate and continue to provide for the lower South West town.