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23 June, 2022

Trivia night

You better reflect on your Countdown days, and brush up on useless facts, because Gilgandra is set to host an inaugural trivia night next month.

By Emily Middleton

Raising money for the year nine and 10 snow trip going ahead this August, teachers from Gilgandra High School are hosting the event in the shire hall.

The evening includes celebrity guests ‘Mud and Dusty’, who will double as master of ceremonies, as well as a bush dance band who are ready to get your feet tapping.

“We’ll have prizes for best dressed, a major raffle which includes a handmade quilt by Alana Bennett, a load of firewood from Andrew McCutcheon, a local goodie bag, and other little games and activities throughout the night,” said event organiser Nicola Murphy.

Miss Murphy and her team have been fundraising for the snow trip since last year, with nearly $5000 to show for it.

This has included Bunning’s barbeques, election day barbeques, can collection, and the Gilgandra Show canteen.

“The more money we raise, the less the trip is going to cost for the students,” said Miss Murphy.

“Without any fundraising, the excursion costs $730 per person. So with all the fundraising, it’s just going to continue to bring that price down.”

Miss Murphy is excited to take her students out of Gilgandra and many to experience snow for the first time.

“The students are really excited because a lot of them have never seen snow or been to the snow.

“They’re basically all first-time skiers too, so it’ll be a really great excursion for them, particularly post COVID-19, where they haven’t been able to go anywhere really. “It’ll be a nice eye opener to see a different part of the country.”

But the ski trip isn’t the only cause money will be raised for on the night. Kapene Karaitiana and Jace Baker have both recently had success in making state football teams, and Miss Murphy wants to make sure they can get there.

“The boys have done so well, so I want to also raise some money to support their families to get the boys there,” said Miss Murphy.

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