Bulahdelah Show Society hosts dinner dance to thank volunteers

Fun Night Out: Kerrie Gooch, Show Society President Gary Gooch, Les Malone and Mick and Tracey Gooch.
Fun Night Out: Kerrie Gooch, Show Society President Gary Gooch, Les Malone and Mick and Tracey Gooch.

 

 

IT maybe the middle of winter, but the Bulahdelah Show Society Dinner Dance remains one of the hottest events on the local social calendar.

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Dressed in dazzling frocks and dapper suits, the guests gathered at Bulahdelah Bowling Club last weekend for a night of indulgence, cocktails and laughs.

Sheree Robards worked her magic throughout the day, transforming the auditorium into a stunning banquet hall for the glamorous, formal evening.

Show Society President, Gary Gooch, said the dinner dance was held to thank their volunteers.

“It is a way of not only giving back, but it is saying yes, we do appreciate what people do on the show weekend,” he said.

“This is a way of coming together, relaxing and getting waited on for the night, and gives everyone a chance to socialise away from the demands of the show.”

As the cocktails flowed, a fundraising auction provided plenty of entertainment, with friendships tested in the heat of the spirited bidding.

Local businesses donated the items up for grabs, with generous bids bringing loads of cash for the Society.

Gary said more than 150 volunteers contribute to running the show.

“We have a reputation of being a good country show, and it is probably the biggest event that is held in the district,” he said.

“We do get really good support from the locals and from surrounding towns, and it is an opportunity to showcase our district.”

Gary said the Society hopes more young people will become involved with the organisational side of the show.

“We need them to take on roles and responsibilities and get on committees to take executive positions,” he said.

The 2017 Bulahdelah Show will be run from 17-18 November.

 

By Daniel SAHYOUN

 

Carol Carrall, Karen Shultz, Lynette Shultz, Kathy Aquilina and Leanne Gooch enjoyed the night.
Carol Carrall, Karen Shultz, Lynette Shultz, Kathy Aquilina and Leanne Gooch enjoyed the night.

 

Cocktails: Lyn Pascoe serves Bulahdelah locals Jordan Gregory, Jayden Dorney and Corey Johnston.
Cocktails: Lyn Pascoe serves Bulahdelah locals Jordan Gregory, Jayden Dorney and Corey Johnston.

 

Tracy Fenning, Lexi Gregory, Sheree Robards and Sue Malone enjoy a pre-dinner drink.
Tracy Fenning, Lexi Gregory, Sheree Robards and Sue Malone enjoy a pre-dinner drink.

 

Black-Tie: Mandy Thompson and Guy Rowe at the formal dinner dance.
Black-Tie: Mandy Thompson and Guy Rowe at the formal dinner dance.

 

Karen and Bernard Carran enjoyed the night.
Karen and Bernard Carran enjoyed the night.

 

Smiles All Round: Rodney and Margaret King.
Smiles All Round: Rodney and Margaret King.

 

Russell Guthrie, Maureen and Frank Horwill and Robyn Guthrie enjoyed the night.
Russell Guthrie, Maureen and Frank Horwill and Robyn Guthrie enjoyed the night.

 

Good Friends: Maree Richards, Paula Bunt and Kath Freihaut.
Good Friends: Maree Richards, Paula Bunt and Kath Freihaut.

 

A Fun Night Out: Maxine Gooch, Dale Murrell and Karen Barry.
A Fun Night Out: Maxine Gooch, Dale Murrell and Karen Barry.

 

Glen and Louise Dorney with Michael Miroll and Gary Gooch at the Show Society Dinner Dance.
Glen and Louise Dorney with Michael Miroll and Gary Gooch at the Show Society Dinner Dance.

 

Theresa and David Mort, Karen Carran and Jane Carryer enjoy a pre-dinner drink.
Theresa and David Mort, Karen Carran and Jane Carryer enjoy a pre-dinner drink.

 

What A Night: Bulahdelah community turn out for the Show Society Dinner Dance.
What A Night: Bulahdelah community turn out for the Show Society Dinner Dance.

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