There's a party for locals at the Bodalla Pub on Saturday night

It was without fanfare that the historical Bodalla Arms Hotel re-opened just in time for Christmas last year.

Bodalla Hotel publican Ron "Jacko" Jackson with bar attendant Angie Bryce are looking forward to Saturday's belated New Year's Eve party.

Bodalla Hotel publican Ron "Jacko" Jackson with bar attendant Angie Bryce are looking forward to Saturday's belated New Year's Eve party.

Publican's Ron 'Jacko' Jackson and his wife Sue have taken over the newly renovated hotel where they had planned to throw a New Years Eve party for locals.

Instead, there was a blackout and fires ravaged farms in the Eurobodalla and almost entirely destroyed the historical gold mining village of Nerrigundah.

"Since the fires the pub has been a meeting place for locals to catch up with each other and exchange their stories, just as they have done for many years now," Jacko said.

"Since then I have been approached by some of the folk from Nerrigundah and other locals in the area asking if we could have the sort of New Year's Eve party we didn't have because of the fires.

"So I spoke to some other people, some of them musicians who have volunteered their time to come and play on Saturday night," he said.

Local musicians Sevina Small, Charlie Hall and Jonathon Chivers of Nerrigundah along with Dave Pearce and Josh Wellington from Bodalla have all donated their time for an Open Mike session on Saturday night.

"We'll be serving snacks throughout the night and are inviting people to come along and remember the New Years Eve we missed."

The evening kicks off on Saturday night from 6pm at the Bodalla Pub. Everyone is welcome to come along, enjoy the party, catch up with friends and dance the night away.

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