There was a high-powered crowd in Robertson Park on Monday to hear deputy premier John Barilaro hand out nearly $2 million to help fund community and sporting projects in Orange.
The funding was part of a $200 million statewide project.
Money was the hot topic on a cool morning.
But, it was an errant $5 note that mayor John Davis spotted on the ground that caught everyone’s attention.
Someone was short a fiver but no one was game to claim it in the full glare of the TV and press cameras.
Imagine the embarrassment if it was a hidden-camera style prank.
So there it stayed, the $5 elephant in the room, as the press conference wound up.