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Enjoy some silo magic at Shepparton’s ConnectGV fundraising dinner

By John Lewis

The Goorambat art silo will provide a magical backdrop for ConnectGV's fundraising dinner in March.

Tickets are now available for the annual event, which sells out every year.

ConnectGV chief executive Carolynne Frost said the annual dinner was always a special experience for the wider Shepparton community to get together and socialise.

“Each year our fundraising committee unearths a location to provide a ‘one-night only’ experience, making this annual event a sought-after ticket on the local social calendar and a sell-out each year,” Ms Frost said.

Previous locations have included Noorilim Estate, Shepparton Golf Club and the Dookie quarry.

At this year's event, guests will enjoy food, live music and dancing under the stars — and the towering artwork of Melbourne street artist Dvate.

Ms Frost said the evening would also feature guest speakers who would share inspiring stories from the disability service provider's more than six decades of history.

“We are forever in awe of our generous community,” she said. "More than 65 years ago a group of parents and service clubs got together to address the need for a service, and they began fundraising — our service today is a legacy of the vision of this wonderful group of people. They were the trail blazers.”

Ms Frost said proceeds from this year's fundraiser would help purchase specialised equipment for ConnectGV's new $5 million day centre, construction of which is due to start next month.

She said the organisation was excited to announce new 2020 gala dinner sponsors Foott Waste Solutions.

Tickets to the Goorambat Silo Magic fundraising dinner on March 20 are $150, which includes a three-course meal, drinks and bus transfers between Shepparton and Goorambat.

Tickets can be purchased from ConnectGV, 71b Wyndham St, Shepparton until March 13, or until sold out.