Romance in the air at Yaraka B&S

Over 200 party on at 2017 Yaraka B&S ball


Singles speed dating has solved any love drought in the Yaraka district, thanks to the weekend B&S.

Romances could be sky high in western Queensland as the result of Yaraka’s B&S ball on Saturday night.


Tiffany Davey, the president of the organising committee said the singles speed dating was “through the roof”, with people travelling from as far as Narrabri in New South Wales to attend.

“It was the same with our singles auction, where we emphasised finding love and face to face networks,” she said.

Numbers were down compared to last year, the first for many years, but there were still more than 200 dancing the night away.

This was especially pleasing considering there were two school breakups on in the region, as well as the Blackall races and an event in Charleville.

“The live band was a huge drawcard, and there were lots of nominations for the ute competition,” Tiff said. “It’s not like anything else out here.

The Yaraka Yarns book of tall tales, raising money for the RFDS and the Black Dog Institute, is still a work in progress, Tiff said.

“There’s probably a whole lot of new fresh stories created out of this year’s B&S – send them through!”

Anyone with a good story of fun times in Yaraka can send it, plus photos and comics to

Ute competition:

  • Loudest and proudest – Ian Dagan
  • Best BnS – Roger Hayden 1st, Mark Jones 2nd 
  • People's Choice Award – James Beutel & Ashleigh Weslink 1st, Nat Currie 2nd 
  • Best Toyota – Jacob Cobblin 1st, Luke Oldfield 2nd 

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