Dust off your suit for Farmers’ Ball

The Farmers' Ball is an event organised to break the monotony of feeding sheep in the dry conditions. Pictured is Lou Green.
The Farmers' Ball is an event organised to break the monotony of feeding sheep in the dry conditions. Pictured is Lou Green.

Dust off your formal wear, there’s going to be a Farmers’ Ball on October 20.

It’s a chance for farmers and community members to gather for a night of fun, a morale booster in the current conditions says organiser Lou Green.

The season is described as beyond tough, but “we’re all in this together,” Ms Green said.

The night will also be a fundraiser for local drought relief. 

Organisers have partnered with Drought Angels, a regional charity that provides stock feed, financial and moral support to farming families in times of natural disasters. 

Ms Green has become a “drought angel” for the district, and she’s keen to see people frock up for a great night out and dig deep for the cause.

The Farmers’ Ball is on October 20 at the Forbes Golf and Sportsman’s Hotel, with tickets to go on sale in the next two weeks. 

There’ll be food, entertainment and a special feature, painting by Sydney artist Ken Tucker. 

Mr Tucker will complete a painting of a local landscape, to be auctioned for Drought Angels, live at the Ball.

He’s now taking suggestions from local community members about a landscape to feature. Submit your ideas to the Farmers Ball Facebook page.

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The black-tie event is for the over 18s, tickets are $150 and it’s expected there will be a maximum of 500 tickets go on sale. 

You can also support the cause by buying tickets in the raffle of a 2018 Honda Pioneer 500 donated by Frank Spice.

There are 200 tickets available at $100 each available at the Forbes Golf and Sportsman Hotel.

Ms Green is encouraging people to follow the Farmers Ball Facebook page where updates and ticket information will be posted.

For more information about Drought Angels or to apply for assistance, go online to www.droughtangels.org.au/ 

This Friday night kicks off another local drought assistance effort with the Mega Farm Rescue auction.

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