On Saturday the Canowindra@home team adorned Gaskill Street with coloured lanterns and decorated tables in preparation for the famous 100 Mile Dinner. The night, which sold out in minutes, attracted 272 people. President Helen Tinney emphasised that the dinner is all about showcasing local, regional and seasonal produce. “We want everyone to realise what diversity of outstanding produce comes from this area. The chefs from Restaurant 92 in Bathurst have done a great job in presenting the mouth-watering menu, matched with our variety of local wines.” Volunteers flocked to the event to lend a hand, “we had over 50 volunteers” says Canowindra@home Secretary, Fumie Shortman “people just dropped in, some we didn’t even know were coming.” The dance floor was crowded with diners dancing to the rhythm of the music makers , Cecelia Rochelli and Trouble with Johny band ,”we had trouble getting people to sit for the next course! ” Event Manager Trudie Weyman exclaimed. The businesses of Gaskill Street also joined the celebrations, Finn’s Store hosted an art exhibition with entertainment from local musicians and the Royal Hotel and The Old Vic Inn held local produce dinners. The street was alive with many speciality shops remaining open to show off their wonderful wares. “We couldn’t have done this without those people, locals, groups and business owners. We feel like it’s our best event ever, some people even wanted to book for next year!” says Fumie.