Little bit of everything at Gore A&P's fundraising ball

Whether you're in the market for a Hereford or hay, fodder beet or firewood, the Gore A&P Association's Spring Ball is the place to be.

The ball is being held in the James Cumming Wing on August 22 to raise money for 16 new horse boxes at the showgrounds. It was hoped about 200 people would attend.

The A&P committee needed to raise about $50,000 for the development, committee member Tryphena Carter said.

An auction of donated goods and services was also being held, mostly with an agricultural theme.

It included bull semen, stock feed, a ram and even a service to Miss Carter's Welsh mountain pony stallion Brecondale Santini.

Already, a fundraising ''baleage'' run had been held, farmers having donated baleage to the committee which then sold it to a farmer.

More than 1700 dozen cheese rolls were also made at the weekend and it was hoped to raise about $5000 from their sale.

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