Gooram Hall auction was a real success
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.