Ulmarra?s marvellous night for a moondance



VAN Morrison might have been singing about an October sky when he said it was a marvellous night for a moondance, but the organisers of the Ulmarra River Festival think April will do just fine.

And with a full moon set to be high in the sky the night after their Moonlight River Cruise Dinner Dance on April 23, it should be a wonderful night indeed.

The cruise is the first in a busy calendar of fundraising events penned in for the next few months to raise money for Ulmarra's annual river festival, which will be held on September 24 and 25.

The festival's publicity officer, Cheryl Kell, said a bus would be organised to pick up party-goers from the Commer- cial Hotel at 5pm before taking them to Yamba where they will board the largest of the two Iluka ferries for the night's festivities.

Guests will dance and dine as they cruise along the Clarence River before being dropped back at Ulmarra around 10pm.

Ms Kell said numbers would be limited to 100 on the boat despite its capacity for about 200 people.

"You usually find that when there's a smaller number of people everyone seems to know each other so it makes for a more friendlier environment," she said.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the Ulmarra newsagency or Gone Fish'n in Fitzroy Street, Grafton.



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