Girls’ night out brings ray of sunshine to drought- hit women
FACIALS, belly dancing, a cocktail party and a campfire dinner under the stars certainly meet the criteria for a girls’ night out.
And that’s just what Nicole Dart from Keen Gea Station, Torrens Creek, has in store for bush women who’ve been doing it tough in drought- ravaged northwest Queensland.
Ms Dart and four friends are organising the Weather or Not ladies weekend as a treat for women who have been holding it together through years of drought.
It’s being held at the Kooroorinya Races Reserve, 60km south of Prairie, on August 29 and 30.
The idea was born over cuppa with friends.
“I was over at my friend’s place and we were sitting around the table having a cup of tea just hav-
a ing a bit of an afternoon, I suppose,” she said.
“The three of us were having a bit of a chat and laugh, talking about things, our kids and just how everyone was going.
“And we thought, ‘ why don’t we do this for everyone, get everyone together and make a do of it’.
“We put a few more feelers out and got more people on board, and five of us friends have been busy ever since, working to put this event on.” Ms Dart said she hoped the girls’ weekend would give bush women a much- needed lift.
“What we need is a good break, so come Monday we can feel refreshed and revived and push ourselves to get back into it,” she said.
She said women were coming from as far away as Longreach.
For more information, visit the Weather or Not – Kooroorinya Ladies Weekend Facebook page.
HELPING OUT: Co- organisers of the ladies night, Nicole Dart, Robyn Brown and Jody Murray.