23 June, 2022
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.
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.
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
“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.