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    READY TO ROLL: Blue Ribbon Foundation Horsham branch committee members, from left, Vanessa O’Loughlin, Kelly Schilling and Dale Russell, with driver Darrell Jeffries in a 1928 Chevrolet. Some guests will arrive at Horsham Golf Club in cars provided by Wimmera Mallee Historical Vehicle Society. Picture: RACHEL DECKERT

Go-ahead for Blue Ribbon Horsham gala

Victoria Police Western Region Assistant Commissioner Cindy Millen will be guest speaker at a Blue Ribbon Foundation Horsham branch gala dinner on Saturday night.

Assistant Commissioner Millen, who joined the police force in 1989, has vast experience, working from busy inner metropolitan stations and investigative divisions to various leadership roles.

She now oversees a geographical region that makes up more than 60 percent of the state, where the policing landscape ranges from metropolitan to regional and remote.

Organisers had originally scheduled the gala dinner for February 13 but had to postpone the event based on COVID-19 restrictions.

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Event spokesperson Kelly Schilling said considerable expectation surrounded the evening.

“We are beyond excited to finally bring our guests this much-anticipated event and are on target to raise $30,000 for Wimmera Health Care Group to buy a new neonatal resuscitator unit for Wimmera Base Hospital,” she said.

“Guests have been looking forward to this sold-out event since February and 168 people will be attending.” 

Ms Schilling said the night’s activities would start from 6pm, with an opportunity for guests to arrive in style thanks to Wimmera Mallee Historical Vehicle Society and its classic car rides.

“We also welcome the new addition of live music by local talent Aaron Murray and welcome back our gold sponsors for the Skillinvest Bubbles for Bling champagne raffle and Elders’ Night Cap Experience,” she said.

“Guests will indulge in a three-course meal thanks to Horsham Golf Club and have an opportunity to snap up some amazing goodies in the ACE live auction hosted by Rob Dolan. We are excited by our slightly different entertainment this year, comedy hypnotist Andy Venning, thanks to Harvey Norman Horsham. 

“It’s set to be a great night and we cannot thank the generosity of local businesses enough, with their support of our event through supplying auction items, gifts and displays to bring our night together.”


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