A ball of a time to sup­port Queens­land

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given a do­na­tion of an out­door pic­nic ta­ble, hand­made by Bob Neil from Slab Happy and the 4.5 me­tre tim­ber slab was do­nated by Boundary Creek Tim­ber & Trans­port.

“I de­cided to auc­tion them off at the Show Ball on the Satur­day night, the pro­ceeds went to sup­port the farm­ers do­ing it tough with the drought at Is­is­ford,” Mrs Gil­lies said.

“We had our lo­cal boys from the area, kindly use their own trucks to form our own lo­cal hay run.”

It in­cor­po­rated the area from Gin Gin, Rosedale and Baf­fle Creek. Jar­rod Per­shouse from Boundary Creek Tim­ber & Trans­port, Peter Gor­lick of Peter Gor­lick Haulage & Earth­mov­ing, Ja­son Mac­don­ald of Kolan Trans­port Ser­vices & Gin Gin Diesel and Carl Hills all trans­ported the lo­cally do­nated hay and mo­lasses.

Mrs Gil­lies said she couldn’t have thought of a bet­ter night to raise th­ese finds and was given a great op­por­tu­nity to help sup­port an­other ru­ral community.

“It wasn’t that long ago when our own district was hit with a nat­u­ral dis­as­ter with the worst floods in his­tory and peo­ple from all over the coun­try did what they could to come up and help us.”

Gympie coun­cil­lor, livestock agent and judge at the Gin Gin Show Ball, James Cochrane, kindly helped out and auc­tioned off the two items on the night.

He did an amaz­ing job and the crowd erupted with ex­cite­ment once the bid­ding PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED started.

“We raised $2500 on the night and th­ese pro­ceeds was used to pur­chase feed and farm­ing items for the farm­ers in drought,” she said.

Next year’s ball has had plenty of in­ter­est with or­gan­is­ers start­ing on next year’s event.

The show so­ci­ety have set up a Face­book page for the lo­cal hay run, where peo­ple can do­nate to­wards the next run, with all go­ing well, pos­si­bly sched­uled for the last week­end in July.

SHOW BALL: The Gin Gin Show So­ci­ety 2016 Ball.

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