Country and Western night fundraiser a huge success

DANCE: Ron Murphy and Ross Yates braved the weather at the Country and Western night fundraiser. Picture: SUPPLIED.

DANCE: Ron Murphy and Ross Yates braved the weather at the Country and Western night fundraiser. Picture: SUPPLIED.

Cr Maree Statham held her country and western night to fundraise for updated inscriptions on Meadow Flat’s war memorial on Saturday, July 7. 

With bad weather conditions, Cr Statham was worried about the turnout. 

“I was having people cancel at the last minute due to the weather but we managed to sell some tickets and had a turnout of around 100 people,” she said. 

Cr Statham also held a minute’s silence for Grahame Blackley who passed away in a tragic accident on Saturday morning.  

“I just thought it was appropriate because the family was going to attend my event so this was something that we could do respectfully,” she said. 

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People travelled all over for the event with people coming from Bathurst, Tarana, Wallerawang, Portland, Lithgow and Meadow Flat. 

“I just want to thank people for braving the weather and coming out, because the roads were very dangerous but people still made the effort,” she said.

“People who hadn’t come before were asking me when the next night will be held, so it was fantastic that people really enjoyed themselves.

“I need to thank Helen, Don, Linda and Kiralee for assisting with setting up and prep and Nick for supplying the wood for the bonfire.” 

Cr Statham said they have raised over $800 and are hoping to get the inscriptions done as soon as possible.