Gala ball is a sell-out
Orange Festival on the way
TICKETS to the Gayndah Orange Festival Gala Ball sold out in 20 minutes.
They went on sale last Saturday at 9am and therewas a line of eager customers jostling for position to get a table for the social event.
Orange Festival president Narelle Emmerton joked the committee might need Ticketek to get involved next time to satisfy the high demand. “It was a crazy morning,” she said. “They were lining up outside at 7am.”
The Gala Ball takes place on June 1, with the Orange Festival Queen to be crowned during the evening.
Orange Festival Queen runner-up and the Don Kenny Memorial Charity Queen will also be decided on the night.
Mrs Emmerton said 13 ladies had entered, seven of whom were vying for the crown of Charity Queen.
“It will be a tough decision, they are all good girls,” Mrs Emmerton said.
“I’m very impressed how the Orange Festival Queen tradition is carrying on.”
The Queen will have several duties over the course of the festival including presenting the Gayndah Cup at the races, riding atop the opening float, and kicking off at the Citrus Cup football match.
ORANGE FESTIVAL: President Narelle Emmerton has been busy organising the show.