100th Rydal show Members Celebration Ball.

On Saturday 4th, March, members of the Rydal A, H & P Association gathered at the Rydal showground to celebrate the recent 100th show.

It was a glamorous affair with members dressed in formal evening wear, which saw the ladies looking lovely in evening gowns and the men looking dapper in jackets and ties.

 The evening began with drinks and nibbles, followed by the 150 attendees sitting down to a delicious dinner catered by Mumma Snow’s Country Kitchen and General Store.

President Brett Radburn spoke about the wonderful volunteers that have helped put on 100 Rydal shows and the wonderful young members who have contributed and will contribute to running the next 100 shows.

2023 Rydal show Young Woman Ambassador, Grace Hadley cut the celebration cake, which was made by Life member, Mrs Margaret Morton. Lithgow Mayor, Maree Statham congratulated the show society on achieving 100 shows and wished them every success for many more to come.

Members enjoyed catching up for a chat which is not always possible on show day, and also enjoyed browsing through some of the history of the show society with various displays of newspaper clippings from previous shows as well as old programs and ribbons. There was also a display of older ball gowns worn at previous show balls and a couple of Belle of the Ball and Matron of the Ball sashes. A slide show of photos from the very successful 100th show and past shows was popular, as was the video of the 80th show put together back in 2002.

The evening finished up with music provided by Chris Bettison Music which saw many members enjoying a dance or two until late.

Thank you to all involved in such an enjoyable night, particularly to David, Emma, Kirilee, Alex, Jed, Lorraine, Linda, Katrina, Coral and Iris who worked very hard to organise and put on such a wonderful event.

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