Harden Murrumburrah Rotary Club and their guests were honoured with a special guest speaker just before Christmas, in the form of the Acting Prime Minister, Michael McCormack at a luncheon held at the new Light Horse Hotel.
Even though the hotel is still having renovations completed, and is not expected to reopen until the end of January, guests were treated to a delightful hot meal by the new owners Karen Kemp and Dr Rhys Gray.
The gathering was a social one, with the Deputy Prime Minister keeping Rotary members and their guests entertained with stories about his visits to the Parkes Elvis Festival and the Abba Festival, which is held annually in Trundle.
He reassured all those in attendance that costumes to these events are mandatory and that he already has his Elvis costume ready for this year’s festival.
Rotary President, Robert Scott thanked Hilltops Councillor John Horton for inviting Michael McCormack to be the speaker at the event.
“Mr McCormack was such an entertaining speaker, and it was a very relaxed event.” Mr Scott said.
“We have to thank John for organising him as our guest speaker and we also have to give a big thanks to Karen Kemp and Rhys Gray for giving us a sneak peek into what they have planned for the Light Horse and the calibre of the meals. A very exciting new business venture in Murrumburrah.”