LOCAL HISTORY: The plaque unveiled at Dorrigo last year.
LOCAL HISTORY: The plaque unveiled at Dorrigo last year.

Dorrigo's favourite son back in the spotlight

BUDDY Williams will once again become Dorrigo's favourite son in September, thanks to a day of celebration put on by the Dorrigo Historical Society.

"Last September, hundreds of Buddy's fans celebrated what would have been Buddy's 100th birthday with a concert in the Dorrigo Showground pavilion," historical society spokesman Georgie Frogley said.

"We decided to continue celebrating his life again this year with a Musical Memories afternoon in the Megan Hall on September 8."

The day will start with a barbecue, hosted by members of Coffs Harbour radio station 2 Air FM, as a fundraiser to help keep the station operating.

"So, no need to bring lunch but try the sausage sandwiches and egg and bacon rolls," Georgie said.

Then sit back and enjoy an entertaining afternoon program.

Local Woolgoolga icon Trevor Day heads the entertainment line-up, with Wauchope's Marcia Wells adding her country talent to the list.

"Marcia was recently presented in Dubbo with the Dusty Boot award for her contribution to

country music," Georgie said.

Organisers are still looking for more entertainers for the day.

"No payment, just applause," Georgie said, explaining it was as much about getting the community together to have a fun time and exhibit some of that good old-fashioned country hospitality as it was about celebrating Buddy's birthday.

"As the afternoon progresses, there will be time for a cuppa and a sharing of some good old country cooking so everyone is asked to contribute to the table."

Tea and coffee will be supplied.

"A pot luck dinner will be held as the sun sets over Megan... that sounds like a good line for a song," Georgie said.

"So, a contribution of a dish for the pot luck dinner table Megan-style is all we ask of you.

"Put September 8 on your calendar and plan to join us as we present a variety afternoon in memory of Aussie legend Dorrigo's adopted son Buddy Williams."

To find out more about the event and maybe look at becoming part of the Historical Society or to be part of the entertainment for the afternoon, phone Georgie on (02)66572120 or/and 0411439048.


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