Gooram Hall auc­tion was a real suc­cess

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

ON a lovely Satur­day night in mid-Oc­to­ber over 50 lo­cals from Gooram and sur­rounds came out for Auc­tion Night in sup­port of com­mu­nity gath­er­ings in their lo­cal hall.

The night kicked off in good spirit with drinks, nib­bles and a fa­mil­iar catch-up chat be­fore mov­ing in­side.

The or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee had done a won­der­ful job not just in ex­pan­sive ta­ble lay­outs, but to set the tone for a re­laxed night.

With Aprons, a ho­tel stay, hair­cuts, gar­den mulch and grav­els, a spec­tac­u­lar Tim­ber hand­made bench, rug, cake and chook food up for grabs, there was some­thing to en­tice ev­ery­one.

Col Broughton stepped up as auc­tion­eer and with his usual jovial ban­ter soon had the bids com­ing in as en­thu­si­as­ti­cally as the laugh­ter.

The first item was a rare set of GOORAM num­ber plates which sparked fran­tic bid­ding.

As each new item be­came avail­able lo­cals dug deep in gen- er­ous sup­port of their com­mu­nity.

A great night was had by all with plenty of laughs.

To close pro­ceed­ings Sandy Wal­ton, Pres­i­dent of the Gooram Sol­diers Me­mo­rial Hall Com­mit­tee, said thank you to the many lo­cal busi­nesses and lo­cal iden- tities who do­nated the items for auc­tion as well as those peo­ple who con­trib­uted fi­nan­cially but were un­able to at­tend the evening.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Gooram lo­cals for your gen­er­ous sup­port and fren­zied bid­ding which has pro­vided much needed funds that will un­der­pin our up­com­ing com­mu­nity gath­er­ings and events.

Sandy says that the Gooram Hall pro­vides the cen­tral hub for Gooram’s com­mu­nity gath­er­ings.

A re­cent grant from the Strath­bo­gie Shire for main­te­nance and re­pairs to the hall, to­gether with funds raised at the Auc­tion night and com­mu­nity bar­be­cues, will al­low the hall and lo­cal vol­un­teers to con­tinue to play a vi­tal role in this com­mu­nity.

COM­MU­NITY RALL TO­GETHER: A true sense of com­mu­nity spirit was ap­par­ent at the Gooram Hall auc­tion back in Oc­to­ber.

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