Conargo Hotel publican Anthony Surace hopes to bring back the Conargo B&S Ball as early as this year.ZOE MCMAUGH May 30, 2014 3:25am
The Conargo B&S Ball could make a triumphant return as early as this year.
Conargo Hotel publican Anthony Surace has spearheaded a push to have the ball reinstated, however it is unlikely to return to its traditional New Year’s Eve timeslot.
Mr Surace said the response from potential patrons and community members had been ‘‘very positive’’, meaning the decision to bring back the ball had virtually been made.
‘‘A lot of the people who drink at the pub, regulars and visitors, are always talking about going to a B&S, including a lot of guys I work with,’’ he said.
‘‘I thought I would throw it out there, and we’ve already got quite a few interested.
‘‘I wanted to see what interest was out there, and now I’m organising to speak with Conargo Shire Council to see if we may be able to use the Conargo Recreation Reserve.
‘‘This event could be good for the town and I would like to try and get it going this year.’’
Mr Surace said there has been a general concensus that returning the ball to New Year’s Eve should be avoided, saying it would only clash with the Deniliquin Community Ball.
He is instead trying to settle on a date that could be nestled between the Deniliquin Ute Muster and Christmas.
Conargo Shire Mayor Norm Brennan has welcomed the idea, agreeing it could boost tourism and the economy.
‘‘I would love to see that event return,’’ he said.
‘‘I remember when we (my wife Linda and I) were in the Conargo Store across the road – it did attract a lot of people.
‘‘Adding another event to the Conargo calendar can only be a good thing.’’
Anyone who would like to be part of the organising committee is asked to contact Mr Surace at the Conargo Hotel on 5884
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