Charity Ball takes on big top feel
HUNDREDS of people glammed up to spend a night at the circus for the annual Bundaberg Regional Mayor’s Charity Ball on Saturday night.
The Bundaberg Civic Centre was transformed with white drapes accented with coloured lights creating a big top feel.
Tables were adorned with balloons and boxes which revealed cupcakes as a tasty treat for dessert.
Kimbo the Clown offered an extra touch of the circus, presenting tie-less guests with a replacement made of balloons and balloon flowers for the ladies.
The crowd was also entertained by the Dianne McLellan Dancers who had put together a circus-themed routine.
Bundaberg Regional Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch said she had an excellent time at the event, which was raising money for Look Good, Feel Better and the Guide Dogs Association of Australia Bundaberg branch.
“By all counts it went very well, the food was great and the band was excellent,” she said.
“We left just after midnight and there were still about a hundred people on the dance floor. It was like they just didn’t want to go home because they were having such a good time.”
Cr Pyefinch said it was not known how well the charities did out of the night.
“Speaking to the people at the silent auction it looks like we did well,” she said.
“We just have to tally everything up, including the raffles, the bar tab and the tickets before we can get a final figure.”
It is expected final calculations will be finished this afternoon.
Last year the charity ball raised about $10,000 and at the end of last month Cr Pyefinch said they hoped to match that amount this year.