More than $10,000 has been raised by the Community Chest at its first major fundraising event.
A dinner dance was held at Cooma Hotel's function room on Saturday night where guests were treated to champagne and cheese on arrival, a two-course meal and a lolly bar for dessert.
The money was raised from an auction of 16 items donated by businesses and the community.
The successful auction also attracted outside bids on the night.
The guests then had some fun with the photo booth and then danced the night away to the amazing band Hit Parade.
The next Community Chest event will be its annual garage sale day on Saturday February 15, 2014. The Community Chest are asking Cooma and surrounding areas’ residents to hold their own garage sale. You retain all of your earnings for the day, all you need to do is pay a $20 registration fee and the Community Chest will promote and distribute information about your garage sale. The aim is to have as many sales being held in Cooma and surrounding areas on that one day, with community stalls and markets spread throughout the town. If you are interested please visit the Fabric Salon or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Chest would like to thank Effie, Alex, Dennis and Voula for all their hospitality in making the night a success.
Thanks also to the following businesses and individuals that supported the night: Cooma Hotel, Bellisima, Snowy Mountains Cookies, Eucumbene Trout Farm, People Mastery, Mitre 10, Bredbo Pancake Parlour, Cooma Gas and Garden, Moontree, 2627 Hair, They also thank the following businesses and individuals that supported the night: Cooma Hotel, Bellisima, Snowy Mountains Cookies, Eucumbene Trout Farm, People Mastery, Mitre 10, Bredbo Pancake Parlour, Cooma Gas and Garden, Moontree, 2627 Hair, Torah Bright, Aeroview Australia, Andrew Dawes, Beauty Advantage, Monaro Meats, Heidi's Teahouse, Marion Bright, Marjorie Revelant, Cooma Flower Shop, Yen's Bay Soaps, Roses. Restaurant, Handmade and Homemade, Cottage Hill Pure Honey, Bev and Rogan Corbett, Kettle and Seed, Chris Allen, Cooma Fillies, Cooma Lady Tigers, Cooma Tigers local men's soccer team, Crackenback Candles, Engerised Health and Fitness Training, The Fabric Salon, Feed, The Lott, Wildbrumby Distillery, Charlie and Ricky Salvestro Builders, Blaxland Mawson and Rose Solicitors, Cooma Car Club, Hayley's Cakes and Decorations, Cooma Ex-services Club, Woolworths, Sue and Noel Burke, Jagezz, Indi Hair, Hair Reflections, Pony Tail, Flair for Hair, Dieter's Hair Care, Bruce Bashford, Woodvale Cooma, Brumbies Rugby, Birdsnest, Burke's Plant Hire, Cromwell House, Beautylicious, Country Skin Reflections, Monaro Dance Centre, Sam Williams, Schoo's Studio, South East Printing, Darrell Gaukroger, Cooma School of Music, Helen Litchfield, Jandamara Wall, Peter and Erika Kain, Michelle's Swim School and Snowy Mountains Gourmet Food and Wine Bredbo.