Country dance delivers crowd
Popular event celebrates its fifth year
ON SATURDAY night, men and women of all ages braved the cold to fill the Mulgowie Town Hall to attend the Mulgowie Bush Dance.
Some stayed for dinner, some camped on the hall grounds, and they all had a wonderful time tapping their feet and dancing the evening away to the sound of classic, old-fashioned country music.
The story all started with three friends visiting a bush dance together, which they enjoyed so much that they were inspired to bring the same kind of experience to their own community.
And so, the Mulgowie Bush Dance was born.
Featuring live music from the Band-o-coots Bush Band, the annual event is now in its fifth year.
The hall where it is hosted is just 10km from Laidley, a short drive through picturesque farmland, with food served and the music starting at 6.30pm. People of all ages and walks of life attended the event, and all had a fantastic time.
“Young and old, everyone got up and joined in,” said Wendy Slade, one of the founders and organisers of the event. “I love the community spirit it brings.”
She said she and the other organisers estimated more than 130 people attended Saturday night’s dance, and they were always looking to encourage more people to join in.
For those interested in a fun night out with family and friends, keep an eye out for next year’s Mulgowie Bush Dance.
FAMILY TIME: Jess Lyons, Emily Surman and Brendan Lawson at the Mulgowie Bush Dance.
Robyn and Linda Reck, from Mulgowie, enjoy a night out at the fifth annual bush dance.
Janella, Amelia and Simon Matthews.
There was plenty of fun at the dance, including the coin toss won by Dr Gerard Connors, with Ian Rickuss.
Laidley District State School deputy principal Erika Hassett and daughter Sydney Jones.