ORGANISING fun events and giving back to the community is the impetus behind Kelly Forrest’s actions.
Mrs Forrest moved to the eastern Riverina town of The Rock from Goulburn back in 2010 and has already organised a successful B&S Ball, together with her daughter Ashleigh, and is planning on putting another on the calendar this year. The Rock B&S Ball will be held on November 24 and if lessons are to be learned from history Mrs Forrest said the event organisation is coming together well this year.
The event is supported by The Rock Progress Association, a group Mrs Forrest is a member of.
The ball became a major fundraising event for the town and a crowd of more than 600 is expected to attend.
“I love this small country town, it is a place where you get to know the people around you,” Mrs Forrest said.
“When we moved here we knew no one … the only way to meet people is to get involved,” she said.
In addition to her community work Mrs Forrest is employed at Emily Gardens and the preschool. “There are lots of lovely caring people here,” she said. Mrs Forrest is on The Friends of Emily Gardens committee and has helped organise trivia nights, bowls and golf days and assist with the local camp-draft. In fact, there will be a trivia night in the town on August 18.
She has also held a role as director at The Rock bowling club for the past four-and-a-half years.