A ball of a time to support Queensland
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.