Singleton celebrating International Day for People with a Disability at annual Bush Dance and Dinner

SINGLETON is celebrating the International Day for People with a Disability with a twang at the annual Bush Dance and Dinner next month.

Sponsored by Hunter Valley Operations, the Rivergum bush band will provide the soundtrack for the night – on December 1 – with a two-course meal and plenty of toe-tapping action on the dance floor at Club Singleton.

The Bush Dinner Dance has become an important inclusion on the social calendar for people of all abilities since it was first held in 2015.

This year’s event is the result of collaboration and support by a range of organisations including Witmore, Challenge Community Services, Ability Links, National Disability Insurance Agency and Singleton Council as part of the Disability Advisory Sub Committee, as well as Club Singleton.

Council’s manager strategy and engagement Natalie Zagninski said the aim was for people of all abilities to come together for a night of fun and entertainment.

“People ask for this event to be held every year simply because it’s a great way for the community to celebrate people of all abilities with great music, dancing and food,” she said.

“I could think of no better way to celebrate the International Day for People with a Disability and no better way to celebrate the contribution people with disabilities make to our community.

“We’d love to see as many people as possible come along.

“And, even if you’ve never bush danced before, don’t worry – this year there’ll bush dancing workshops so everyone can join in the fun on the dancefloor.”

Hunter Valley Operations manager environment and community Andrew Speechly said the annual Bush Dinner Dance was a great example of everyone coming together to celebrate the role we all play in our community.

“The great thing about communities is that they rely on the strengths and talents of everyone to be successful,” he said.

“And, while the event coincides with the International Day for People with a Disability, that’s not what is most important. 

“What we want is for lots of people to come out and have a really great time.”

The Bush Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday, December 1, from 6.30pm at Club Singleton. 

Tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 for children including a two-course meal.

For more information about the event, contact Witmore on 6572 2578. 

Tickets are available at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/77515/