The MC for the afternoon was Sally Rigney. Once better known as Sally Nicol from the Clayfield College Class of '88, she enjoyed an ABC Radio journalism career that took her from our smallest towns to our biggest cities. Always a country girl, in 2002 Sally married Ian Rigney and is now enjoying her most rewarding role yet as a wife and mother on a busy grain and cattle property at Nindigully in south west Queensland.
Keynote speaker, Robin Lyons, attended Clayfield College from 1971 to 1975 as Robin Brown. Robin has enjoyed a number of careers since leaving school, first modelling and beauty therapy then journalism, at Radio 4BC, Channel 10, the Gold Coast Bulletin, and Channel Nine News. While still at Channel Nine Robin founded the inter-generational skincare range Simplicité Skin Care with her naturopath husband and the range now sells in department stores and beauty salons around Australia and worldwide.
The colourful fashions for the afternoon's glamorous fashion parade were provided courtesy of Sacha Drake. At its heart, the Sacha Drake brand aims to inspire confidence in women through garments that fit and flatter all body shapes. To top off the beautiful dresses, talented milliner and Old Girl Verelle O'Shanesy showcased her range of headpieces. Creating and a love of fashion have been pivotal in the launch of Verelle O'Shanesy Millinery. Working from her Kingaroy studio, Verelle creates one off and bespoke pieces that evoke style and sophistication. Both the dresses and the head pieces were expertly modeled by Erin, Linda and Annette who are all a part of our Clayfield College community.
Many guests went home with fabulous prizes from the Lucky Table Prizes and the Multi Prize Draw. Top prizes included a BMW for a weekend, a $1500 Anderson's voucher and an accommodation package at Peppers Salt at Kingscliff. Without such wonderful support from local businesses, the event would not have been such a success.