Oberon Arts Council president Fran Charge says there is only one way to describe the 3 O'Clock Rock Music Extravaganza at the Oberon Golf Club’s newest venue: “Wow.”
“After a great deal of hard work by Eric Whalan, Mick English and Alan Cairney, this new space, formerly the Scout Hall, came alive on Sunday to the sounds of the fabulous sixpiece band the 66ERS,” she said.
“The 66ERS are all talented musicians who come together once a year to perform.”
Mrs Charge said guests were treated to a fabulous journey through the musical story of the 1950s and 1960s.
“A most appreciative audience joined in singing, foot-tapping and dancing as they listened to the stories behind many of those famous 60s hits,” she said.
“Thanks are extended to the Oberon Golf Club for their support throughout the whole day, culminating in their members who attended and those who made the most of the final bracket of music.
“A special thank you is extended to Danielle Colley for her wonderful work ensuring that all guests were looked after and their drinks delivered efficiently, always with a smile.
“A small but keen band of Arts Council members, Rhondda and Alan Pearce, Anne and Gordon West, Lynne and Colin Hannan, Toni Dwyer, Tim Charge, Brian and Sandra Harman and Mary David (who stayed to help wash up), saw the hall transformed into an exciting performance space where everyone was transported back to those carefree days in the 60s.
"This crew worked throughout the day and night ensuring that everything ran smoothly, lots of raffle tickets were sold and the auction was a success conducted by Brian Harman. The eventual winner was happy to be able to support our fundraising towards a defibrillator for the Oberon Golf Club."
Mrs Charge said the function wouldn’t happen without the support of the community and businesses.
"Thanks are extended to Long Arm Farm, Food Works, Oberon Pharmacy, Arrows Newsagency, Oberon Farm Trees, Oberon Industrial Farm Supplies, Oberon Business and Tourism Association, Mawhoods Mitre 10, Oberon Farm Meats, Alstonefield Farm and Billabong Cottage for their generosity towards the raffle,” she said.
“Thanks also to Katie Maher, Gail Watson, Kim Arnott and staff from Oberon Visitor Information Centre for selling tickets.
“Congratulations to Councillor Brenda Lyon, who was our major raffle winner.”
Mrs Charge said Richard Webb said it was the best music he had ever heard and Keith Sullivan said they are a terrific band.
"These are just two of the many fabulous responses from a very appreciative audience,” she said.