Gala ball is a sell-out

Or­ange Fes­ti­val on the way

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - Bran­don Livesay

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.

Photo: Bran­don Livesay

OR­ANGE FES­TI­VAL: Pres­i­dent Narelle Em­mer­ton has been busy or­gan­is­ing the show.

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