June 13, 2015
A BEECHWORTH bush dance has raised $20,000 for a youth education camp.
Mittagundi, in the Glen Valley area on the Omeo Highway, assists about 200 North East students a year.
About 350 people attended the first Mittagundi dance at Beechworth Memorial Hall.
Mittagundi spokesman Matt Grogan said people came from as far away as Melbourne for the dance.
“Mittagundi runs on donations and volunteers,” Mr Grogan said.
“That amount of money exceeded all our expectations. It will help more people attend the camp and help with the running costs.”
He said the event, organised by Denis Ginnivan, “went off” with a bush barbecue dinner, much dancing and music, an auction and “some wonderful speeches of appreciation”.