Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Soiree in the Quarry

David Lee January 31, 2018

THE community is being invited to enjoy a waxing moonlit night amongst the natural beauty of the iconic red stone Dookie Quarry, while taking part in the annual ConnectGV fundraiser, Soiree in the Quarry.

Running on Friday, March 23, this rare open air dining experience will provide an unforgettable evening to come together with friends. Enjoy a three course meal and live music by local duo, Matty and Jamie Hooper with the backdrop the old quarry, near the heart of the Dookie township.

ConnectGV CEO, Carolynne Young said, “Off the back of the successful sold out fundraiser last year, we are providing another exclusive dining experience in a unique location where attendees will be spellbound by the quarry rock walls rising from the red Dookie soil.”

Like last year, ticket holders are invited to come along and enjoy the unique experience, there will be no auction or raffles, just an enchanting night out with friends whilst supporting your local community.

Proceeds will assist to purchase sensory equipment for ConnectGV’s soon to be constructed State of the Art Day Options facility that will include a purpose built sensory room for people with high support needs.

Carolynne said, “We are embarking on this exciting new project this year. The new facility will replace the current facility that was constructed in 1954 when a group of local parents and service clubs got together to address the need, our service today is a legacy of the vision of this wonderful group of community minded people. This space has certainly served ConnectGV well over the decades however with an increase in client numbers and changes that the NDIS will bring, it is time to look to the future.

“Each year we are overwhelmed by the support of our local community, it is wonderful to have the local businesses that have supported us in the past back on board again this year.”

Tickets can be pre-purchased from ConnectGV, 12 Bowenhall Street, Shepparton until March 16, or until sold out. The $150 ticket includes a three course meal, beer, wine and soft drink, music and return bus transfers from Shepparton.