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Merry Masks Muster In Murgon

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Ready to enjoy the evening … Alex Klibbe, Murgon; Amanda Weber, Murgon; Sheree Mickan, Brisbane; Tahlia Weber, Wondai; and Polly Mickan, Brisbane

November 25, 2019

Hordes of masked people were spotted in Murgon on Saturday night … and more than a few of them were police officers.

The black tie Murgon Police Charity Masquerade Ball event attracted more than 120 people to the South Burnett PCYC hall to enjoy dinner and a night of dancing.

Host for the evening, Murgon Police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Steven Stewart, told southburnett.com.au the evening had gone “really, really well”.

“We don’t know how much we have raised yet but we should know early next week,” he said.

Profits from the night will go to the South Burnett PCYC to help them keep running the successful BYTE Nites which are providing an outlet for young people on Saturday nights.

(Saturday’s BYTE Nite was moved to Murgon Pool for the evening to make way for the masked mayhem).

Snr Sgt Stewart said the auctions and raffles had been successful, and there had been “a lot” of dancing.

He wanted to thank the sponsors for the evening – the South Burnett Regional Council, Meandu Mine, Murgon Florists and CROW-FM – as well as the more than 60 individuals and businesses who donated prizes for the raffles and auction.

Murgon Police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Steven Stewart, with his wife Lisa

Kingaroy officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney with Sahm Ryder and Melissa Venn, from Kingaroy

Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff with Mayor Keith Campbell (who remembered his mask too late, he said … )

Superintendent Michael Sawrey and his wife Joanne … Supt Sawrey is the District Officer for the South-West District

Greg and Amanda Palmer and Bree and Josh Retschlag, all from Wondai

Glenda and Leo Geraghty, from Murgon

“Alex The Frenchman” provided live music

Robyn and Tim Halliwell, from Murgon

Stacey Christensen and Diane Hedges, Murgon


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