Australia Day awards- Event of the Year

QUEANBEYAN'S 175th Anniversary Ball has been named Event of the Year after providing punters with an excuse to frock up and dance the night away.

The Ball was held at the Bicentennial Hall as part of Queanbeyan 175th birthday celebrations in September 2013. The event raised more than $11,000 towards the construction of the new pavilion at the Queanbeyan Showground. Jerrabomberra Rotary president Paul Rogers was on hand to accept the award on Sunday.

"It was a very successful event. We had more than 300 people attend," he said.

"It went down very well, we had quite a number of people dress up in period costume and formal attire. We had the Melbourne Cup there, entertainment by Smooth Ops and a silent auction.

"We also had a special medallion created for the event."

The award recognised the efforts of the Queanbeyan Combined Community Service Clubs which consists of the Jerrabomberra Rotary, Queanbeyan West Rotary, Queanbeyan Masonic Lodge and Queanbeyan Lions.

"The Ball was a very good example of team effort," Mr Rogers said.

"It shows just how much four community services groups can achieve together than one may by oneself."

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