Bogan Gate CWA members were overwhelmed by the response from locals to our Orange Male Voice Choir concert held at the Bogan Gate Hall on Sunday.
Our president, Marion McIntyre warmly welcomed 127 visitors who had travelled from Parkes, Forbes, Trundle, Tullamore, Tottenham, Orange, Condobolin, Bogan Gate and the 32 members of the choir. A special welcome was extended to Barbara Newton, the Deputy Mayor of Parkes Shire and to Shirley Edwards, group president of Oxley Group of CWA.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed listening to the choir of which the members varied in age. The choir sang a great variety of songs and they even sang a bracket of Beatles songs. The choir celebrated its 90th year in 2016. They have performed all over the world and around Australia and we were very proud to have them sing in Bogan Gate for the third time.
We are very appreciative of the Northparkes Community Investment Program Grant we received from Northparkes Mine, which will help greatly towards our advertising costs.
Our visitors were able to catch up with friends and meet the very friendly choir members and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea that was provided by our very capable CWA members. It was great to see so many happy people who had the best afternoon of entertainment and food at Bogan Gate.
By Gail McKay