Farmer Dave joins Civic Ball lineup

Published on 05 July 2022

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Council has extended nominations for the 2022 Civic Ball, which will feature special guest and TV personality, David 'Farmer Dave' Graham.


Farmer Dave shot to stardom during the 2016 season of Big Brother, and is now the Co-Founder and Manager of youth education charity RuffTrack.


Mayor Tom Kennedy said it was great to have Farmer Dave on board, and said he'd like to see the Ball return to its former grandeur.


"It's such a prestigious event with a massive history, it would be great to see it taking place in the city once more," said Mayor Kennedy.


"It was disappointing to have to cancel the last two Civic Ball events due to COVID-19, but hopefully it can bounce back this year and the event can remain a great Broken Hill tradition.


"I know Farmer Dave is excited at the prospect of returning to the city for it, and he's an ideal ambassador to have on board given all the great work RuffTrack is doing for youth in Australia.


"We're expecting to get enough nominations for it to go ahead, but we want to keep the nominations open for a little longer to ensure we provide the best event possible."


Nominations will remain open until July 11, with the Ball scheduled to be held on September 23.


Those wishing to nominate for the 2022 Civic Ball can contact Council's Senior Events Officer, Shannan Botten, on 8080 3322, e-mail or use the online form below.