Ditching RMs for ball gowns
Beef Ball takes farmers’ minds away from the paddock
THE 2014 Bendigo Bank Burnett Beef Ball had glamour, good company and a lighter mood after recent rain lifted spirits.
Biggenden’s Burnett Livestock & Realty hosts the ball each year as an opportunity for producers and locals to glam up for a night and forget about the day-to-day issues of primary production.
Profits from the event will be donated to Biggenden Apex Club, which supports many local community groups.
Burnett Livestock & Realty’s Stephanie Whitaker said the concept for the ball emerged after the 2011 floods that affected many regional producers in the Burnett.
“Sometimes we need to forget all about the issues we are grappling with and do something different to recharge and have a different perspective on things,” Ms Whitaker said.
“The ball is a great way of doing this – as well as a chance to dress up and catch up with clients and friends.
“The MC for the night was Karen Brook – Birdsville girl, pilot and entrepreneur who shared her story of bringing ideas to life.”
More than 170 guests from across the Burnett and beyond gathered in Biggenden for the evening, and enjoyed some fun with the photo booth to take home a souvenir.
A GOOD NIGHT OUT: Spiritswere high at the Beef Ball, thanks to recent rain. Enjoying the chance to frock up are Jane and Paul Stehbens, Dale and Robyn Hunter, and Tyler and Susan Bengston, all from Gin Gin.
Georgie Somerset, Durong, Vanessa Bambling, Gayndah, Michelle Mearns, Durong, and Judy Skilton, Gayndah.
Charlie and Libby White, Biggenden.
Burnett Livestock & Realty’s ball organising committee Stephanie Whitaker, Tina D’Esposito and Kylie Svensson.
Amanda and Ashley Trigger, Biggenden, and Doug and Sue Campbell, Gin Gin.
Coalstoun Lakes ladies Di Rackemann, Helen Dove and Kim Corfield delight in a formal evening.
Jillian Cross, Jess Bargenquast and Amanda Hall enjoy the night.