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General News · 10th July 2012
Chris and Beth Napper
The evening of July 7th stands as a testament to the power of love and good fellowship, when more than 250 people gathered for the community dinner, variety show and silent auction at the Gorge Hall, to help us move forward following our disastrous fire. It was truly amazing and inspiring to see such a broad spectrum of different opinions, political views, ages and interests unite in our hall for an evening of fun, laughter and strength. We owe you all our thanks and gratitude especially Ester, Lovena,O'Byrne, Doone, Jan, Lisa, Denise, Rod and Karen, and the unflagging kitchen staff who faced a loaves and fishes situation of unprecedented proportion. The variety show was professionally choreographed with elan by Bruce, Judy and John and provided us with entertainment and laughter; the silent auction probably surpassed everything that anyone expected, from eggs to automobile donated by a wide range of artists and contributors. We probably owe a huge thanks to people we didn't hear about and so to all of you, especially the Cortes community, love and thanks.
Beth and Chris Napper