IT WAS touted as the last hurrah for young people in the agricultural industry before the region becomes a whirlwind of harvesters – and it didn’t disappoint.
More than 160 revellers from Wagga Wagga to Roma descended on Moree on Saturday night for the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW Youth Group’s 2013 Gold Rush Ball.
Held on the manicured lawns of the Moree Town and Country Club, event organisers were thrilled with the turnout.
Ball co-ordinator Toni Jericho said funds raised at the ball would be used to support the ASC Youth Group’s activities, and would contribute to running similar events in the future.
“We hope to hold more functions in the New England and North West to continue to engage the next generation of our rural communities, and raise the profile of the ASC Youth Group in northern NSW,” Ms Jericho said.
ASC Youth Group president Ellen Newberry said the behaviour of guests was “exemplary”.
“The younger generation often receives a bad rap for poor behaviour or the desire to leave small communities in favour of city life,” she said.
“But Saturday evening couldn’t have refuted that idea more effectively.”