TURN BACK TIME: Richard and Lou Thornbury with Cliff Brauer at the 2018 Tara Futures Group New Year's Eve Ball.
TURN BACK TIME: Richard and Lou Thornbury with Cliff Brauer at the 2018 Tara Futures Group New Year's Eve Ball. Kate McCormack

Tara takes a step back in time as locals see in the New Year

THE Tara Futures Group held their second New Year's Eve Ball last night at the Tara Soldiers Memorial Hall to the delight of a small but highly supportive group of locals.

Local man Brad Smith said Tara used to play host to some cracking dances back in its day.

"Hundreds of people from all over would turn up to come to the Tara balls once upon a time,” Mr Smith said.

Lou and Richard Thornbury said the town used to come alive for sheering expos and competitions in the '80s and '90s.

"One year we had a sheering competition inside the pub and the place was packed to the brim,” Mrs Thornbury said.

While last night's ball may not have been full of hundreds of people, it was full of a deep sense of community spirit and support.

Tara Cafe owner Cliff Brauer provided the catering which included an impressive grazing table.

Local husband and wife music duo Greg and Di Lamb had the hall in the right spirit as the new year approached with all the great songs from yesteryear, as well as today's top 40.

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