Gala new curtain event in Tallygaroopna

By Laura Briggs

The township of Tallygaroopna will gather for a gala event in celebration of a newly installed curtain inside the Tallygaroopna Soldiers Memorial Hall.

The curtain was hung in the hall as a result of a Greater Shepparton City Council grant. It followed on from the recent installation of new carpet which was donated by a local carpet supplier.

Tallygaroopna’s Robyn Slee said the gala event would put the new remote-controlled curtain to use for the first time as comedian Judi Walker took to the stage.

Ms Walker, a former Numurkah resident, said her show Snapping Crocs and Toilet Blocks would have people laughing the night away.

Performing the show in character as Eunice, Ms Walker will share her hilarious experiences from a camping trip she and her husband took to the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

‘‘People can expect a lot of belly laughs and a lot of crazy stories about the highs and lows of a camping adventure in a camper trailer,’’ she said. ‘‘The show covers everything from toilet blocks to parking your van, to camp haircuts and all the things that come along with camping.’’

While her show debuted in Wangaratta this March, attracting more than 350 people, Ms Walker said she was thrilled to get back to the small community to do what she loved most and make the locals laugh.

‘‘I’m a country girl so to be entertaining in a small country town is close to my heart.

‘‘I’m really excited to bring it to the Tallygaroopna.’’

Ms Slee said she was delighted to have the comedian on board to help the community celebrate the hall’s progress.

‘‘It’s a very special hall for Tallygaroopna and this is a very exciting time.’’

She said the heritage-listed building was used on many occasions by community groups and members who also looked forward to making use of the new curtain.

The gala event will be held at the Tallygaroopna Soldiers Memorial Hall on Friday, June 14, at 7.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased for $25 and supper is included.