Fireworks at Allora’s annual New Year’s Eve family night.
Fireworks at Allora’s annual New Year’s Eve family night. Neil Rickard

Allora welcomes in the new year with fireworks display

WITH the weather just right and an excellent fireworks display, the New Year's Eve celebrations at the Allora Showgrounds lit up the landscape.

Allora Show Society patron Ted Cowley said the GrainX Australia and Southern Downs Regional Council-sponsored fireworks were spectacular.

"Although we always have good fireworks displays, this year's was exceptional, possibly the best we've had," Mr Cowley said.

"The weather was glorious - the wind had dropped down so it was perfect for the fireworks.

"Brian Weeks (of Southern Downs Regional Council) did an excellent job."

Mr Cowley said although there were a lot of other functions on, the night was a great success overall.

Marion Skaines, John Cochrane, Leanne Dopel and Meredith Lapsley toast to 2016 at Allora’s New Year’s Eve event.
Marion Skaines, John Cochrane, Leanne Dopel and Meredith Lapsley toast to 2016 at Allora’s New Year’s Eve event.

"It was a great family night - although it wasn't huge numbers wise," Mr Cowley said.

"We achieved what we set out to do - have a terrific night for the family."

LONG TRIP: Kim and Ian Stephens drove all the way from Canberra to see “the best fireworks this side of Sydney”.
LONG TRIP: Kim and Ian Stephens drove all the way from Canberra to see “the best fireworks this side of Sydney”.

Entertainment for the evening included performances by Clare and Justin Cowley, Mary Higgins singing with Ella and Amy Harrison and Maggie Stokes' band Wild Spurs.

"There was plenty of food available, and while it didn't make a fortune, it was a successful and happy night," Mr Cowley said.

"We just wanted to pay thanks to people for their support during the year."

Margaret and Garry Murphy and John and Karen Denny at Allora for New Year’s Eve.
Margaret and Garry Murphy and John and Karen Denny at Allora for New Year’s Eve.


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