Dragon ball fires up busy weekend
ATTRACTING some 140 party-goers to the Enchanted Dragon Ball in Yamba on Saturday night was no mean feat on a weekend playing host to Maclean High School's 50th anniversary, Gate to Plate and sporting finals aplenty.
"We chose that date back in March when there didn't seem to be anything on and all of a sudden everything was on," said one of the ball's organisers Bronwyn Sutton.
"The aim of the ball was to raise funds for the Clarence Coast Dragon Boat Club's new boat and trailer.
A debt of $2000 was owed to the Urunga Dragon Boat Club for the $6000 vessel.
It can now be cleared thanks to the ball and even though an end figure hasn't been finalised, the ball should also pay for a trailer which is still under construction.
"We had a great night, everyone was up and dancing ... we finished about midnight," Mrs Sutton said.
"We had lots of items to auction and David Farrell did a brilliant job.
"We're very grateful for the generosity of Yamba Bowling Club who provided the venue for us and the cost of the band (Littlebig Fish)."
Mrs Sutton said the club was training hard for a regatta in Coffs Harbour in a fortnight and the Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races in Grafton on October 30.
The club, which boasts about 30 members, paddles on the Clarence from the Yamba boat ramp at 8am every Saturday and is always looking for new members.
Anyone interested should checkout www.clarencecoastdbc.org.au.