Almost two years after it was devastated by storm damage, the Kurri Kurri Ambulance Hall has been restored to its former glory and has now reopened.
Kurri Kurri Community Services, which provides out of school hours care and vacation care at the ambulance hall, will hold a '50s-style dinner dance at the hall on Friday, October 25 to celebrate the restoration.
Kurri Kurri Community Services CEO Mike Coddington said the dance will be based on a similar event that was held at the hall in 1954, featuring The Rhythm Boys' Orchestra.
"We understand that the hall has special meaning to local residents, with many sharing with me stories of the community dances that used to occur at the hall," Mr Coddington said.
"This upcoming dance will be a chance for community members, especially seniors, to come see the restored hall, have a nice dinner, a dance or two - and hopefully share with us some more memories.
"This dinner dance will be the first of many community events we will be hosting at the ambulance hall.
"We want to make sure the ambulance hall again becomes a place where the community gathers - and hopefully create some memories for the next generations."
Doors will open at 6pm, with entertainment by a Johnny O'Keefe/Ol'55 tribute band and a two-course meal included in the ticket price.
Early bird tickets are on sale for $55 until Friday, October 11. Tickets purchased after this date will be $59. Contact the community centre on 4937 4555 for tickets.
The dinner dance is a precursor to the Kurri Kurri Community Festival, which will be held in Rotary Park the next day.
The community festival will run from 11am to 9pm on Saturday, October 26, with markets, entertainment and a screening of the movie Bumblebee on dusk.
See photos from the 2018 Kurri Kurri Community Festival here.