GOOD TIMES: Michael Shearer, Hannah Brodie, Stephanie Dunlop and Jack Pearlman.
GOOD TIMES: Michael Shearer, Hannah Brodie, Stephanie Dunlop and Jack Pearlman. Claudia Baxter

B&S ball set to draw big crowd

LAIDLEY will be all utes, Bundy and beer this weekend as the town hosts one of the state's biggest remaining B&S balls this weekend

Up to 1000 people from across Queensland and even northern NSW will make their way to the Laidley Showgrounds on Saturday night for the Scrubbers B&S. The ball is one of the last remaining B&S balls in the region and one of the biggest left in the state.

Run by the Gatton Black Pigs rugby team, Scrubbers B&S is also one of longest running in the Queensland, having been held for 32 years straight.

Scrubbers committee member Jack Pearlman said the annual ball again promised to be one of the biggest nights of the year on the Lockyer Valley's social calendar.

"It's always a great night and we're expecting a crowd between 800 and 1000 people so it should be a great night," he said.

"There's always lots of dancing and good times. We get a lot of rural-based people from all over here every year."

Scrubbers annually brings people from across the state as well as the local area to Laidley.

"It's still one of the biggest B&S balls in Queensland; it attracts people from all over.

"There are normally people that come to Scrubbers here from as far away as Dubbo in northern NSW in the south and then from Roma or even Longreach in western Queensland."

The ball will see up-and-coming Australian country musician Mick Lindsay performing through the night.

"On the night members of the committee will be wearing striped shirts that will stand out, so people can come up to people in these shirts for help if they have any questions."

Tickets to the black tie ball are available at the gate costing $85. The ticket includes a cup, 10 drink tickets, a commemorative sticker as well as dinner and breakfast the next day.

The Laidley Showground gates will open from 2pm with the bar to open at 6pm.

Entertainment from Mick Lindsay will continue into the night with the ball expected to wrap up after midnight.



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