A partnership between the Shire of Quairading and the City of Melville is as strong as ever with the Quairading Aboriginal Elders attending the Melville NAIDOC Ball recently.

Quairading Community Development Officer, Apryl Longford said, ¡°This is the third year we have attended the Melville ball. ¡°The theme this year was ¡®Silly Sunnies¡¯.  ¡°We all wore very silly sunglasses which made the atmosphere fun before we even got there,¡± she said.

There was a competition for the sunglasses and Quairading took home three prizes. ¡°Melville hosts the event every year and it is a fantastic opportunity for our community to catch up with friends and family. ¡°There was a three course meal, a band, dancing and lots of prizes. ¡°It is a credit to the organizers,¡± Apryl said.

In a reciprocal arrangement, City of Melville Seniors will attend the Quairading Seniors luncheon and concert in November. The partnership benefits both local authorities and their communities, she said.

Lindsay McNeill

QUAIRADING NAIDOC SENIORS: At the Melville NAIDOC Ball (L-R), Winnie McHenry, Bonnie Miller, Muriel Collard, Bernice Henry, Veronica Winmar, Sue Bennell, Janet Colbung and Iris Slater.