• Karen Coe, Rhys Morrison and Claudia Vannithone

    Karen Coe, Rhys Morrison and Claudia Vannithone

  • Ross and Lynne McAllister

    Ross and Lynne McAllister

  • David and Vicki Williams with Rosanne and Jon Brand

    David and Vicki Williams with Rosanne and Jon Brand

  • James Adam and Sam Palmer

    James Adam and Sam Palmer

  • The Woden Valley Youth Choir

    The Woden Valley Youth Choir

  • A red carpet and red choir welcome to the Christmas Gala

    A red carpet and red choir welcome to the Christmas Gala

  • Chris Kimball, Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Anthony Toms, Sir Angus Houston, Mike Castle and Joy Burch

    Chris Kimball, Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Anthony Toms, Sir Angus Houston, Mike Castle and Joy Burch

  • Elissa Northrop and Fleur Hanson

    Elissa Northrop and Fleur Hanson

  • Patrick and Karla Bogaart, Stuart and Julie Christofsen and Jure and Nicola Domazet

    Patrick and Karla Bogaart, Stuart and Julie Christofsen and Jure and Nicola Domazet

  • Patricia Berti, Gab Saccardo with Ian and Susan Barnard

    Patricia Berti, Gab Saccardo with Ian and Susan Barnard

  • Ged Stenhouse, Roz Woods and Jacqui Stenhouse

    Ged Stenhouse, Roz Woods and Jacqui Stenhouse

  • Dragica Barac, Nellie Tokich, Vesna Strika and Helen Sabol, in front  Senka Vedric, Vera Krizaic, Maryana Barac, Anna Barac and Jessica Barac

    Dragica Barac, Nellie Tokich, Vesna Strika and Helen Sabol, in front Senka Vedric, Vera Krizaic, Maryana Barac, Anna Barac and Jessica Barac

  • Paul Smith, Eva Hartzell, Jacob Bronkhorst and Damian Cooper

    Paul Smith, Eva Hartzell, Jacob Bronkhorst and Damian Cooper

  • Bik Ray, Adam Martin, Emma Conant and Belinda Martin

    Bik Ray, Adam Martin, Emma Conant and Belinda Martin

  • Simon and Gabrielle Chester with Keith and Anne Cantlie

    Simon and Gabrielle Chester with Keith and Anne Cantlie

  • Jim Smith and Kristine Reithmiller

    Jim Smith and Kristine Reithmiller

  • Shoalhaven Mushrooms.....delicious

    Shoalhaven Mushrooms.....delicious

  • Michelle Akers of Shoalhaven Mushrooms

    Michelle Akers of Shoalhaven Mushrooms

  • Ellen Grady, David Quinn, Suzy Parker and Amy Linsell

    Ellen Grady, David Quinn, Suzy Parker and Amy Linsell

  • The ringmasters for the Christmas Gala CEO Chris Kimball and Events Manager Simon Cosier

    The ringmasters for the Christmas Gala CEO Chris Kimball and Events Manager Simon Cosier

  • Mick Nonas and Jack from Nova, the sound and lighting magicians

    Mick Nonas and Jack from Nova, the sound and lighting magicians

  • Brian Fitzpatrick, keeping the show on the road

    Brian Fitzpatrick, keeping the show on the road

  • Snowy Hydro SouthCare Patron Sir Angus Houston

    Snowy Hydro SouthCare Patron Sir Angus Houston

  • Chief Minister Andrew Barr

    Chief Minister Andrew Barr

  • Chris Kimball

    Chris Kimball

  • Nicola Domazet...always stylish

    Nicola Domazet...always stylish

  • Ultimate bling.....Susan Barnard

    Ultimate bling.....Susan Barnard

  • Chris Kimball with raffle winnerfor a nice Fijiian holiday, Helen Leayr

    Chris Kimball with raffle winnerfor a nice Fijiian holiday, Helen Leayr

  • Gelato girls

    Gelato girls

  • Dancing in the aisles....

    Dancing in the aisles....

  • Juanita McDonald and James Herbert

    Juanita McDonald and James Herbert

  • Rachel and Troy Thompson

    Rachel and Troy Thompson

  • Kerri Kimball and Rebecca Morris

    Kerri Kimball and Rebecca Morris

  • Samantha Jade

    Samantha Jade

  • Samantha Jade

    Samantha Jade

  • Samantha Jade

    Samantha Jade

  • Samantha Jade

    Samantha Jade

  • Samantha Jade

    Samantha Jade

  • Samantha Jade

    Samantha Jade

  • Pam Dean and Craig Petroni

    Pam Dean and Craig Petroni

  • The Snowy Hydro SouthCare crew: Gerard Longley, Bryce England, Colin Hobbs, Chrisvan Leuvan, Simon Lovell, Brad Nagy and Paul 'Hitch' Hitchmand

    The Snowy Hydro SouthCare crew: Gerard Longley, Bryce England, Colin Hobbs, Chrisvan Leuvan, Simon Lovell, Brad Nagy and Paul 'Hitch' Hitchmand

  • Taylor Schuler, Tahlia Wood and Lara Tokko

    Taylor Schuler, Tahlia Wood and Lara Tokko

  • Helo hovering......

    Helo hovering......

Christmas Gala for Snowy Hydro SouthCare

5 December 2015

The eagerly anticipated Christmas Gala was a resounding success for the Snowy Hydro SouthCare team with a new venue and a good business plan to make it succeed. Their initial trepidation with taking the whole shebang out to the less than glamorous Farmers Market venue, proved to be a clever and innovative bit of thinking outside the tents that cost a motza for the last three years and last year in pouring rain turned into a hot and steamy box. So they went for the huge shed that on Saturdays turns into the produce market.

With what was probably the quickest and best spruce up, plenty of great lighting for atmosphere and all the best set up details this shed became a perfect venue for 620, to enjoy a showcase of food from the region, great entertainment with Samantha Jade and her dancing girls top of the bill and plenty of time and room for dancing. It ticked all the boxes for a great night with a big smile on the faces of Chris Kimball and his events maestro Simon Cosier who both worked the room and kept the guests happy until the last light was extinguished and the fresh food providores started arriving.