World Environment Day was the day set for our Mid-Winter Ball this year, held at Hunters Hill Sailing Club, one of the few venues that were available for a large crowd to get together.
With Jade’s creative talents and vision for an environmental theme, together with Merryn, Clive, Erika and many other parents on the day, the setting for our event was fabulously decorated, including a spectacular recycled bottle chandelier as the centrepiece over the dance floor. Trailer loads of greenery and props were gathered and brought in on the day, with lengths of fairy lights, creating a very scenic backdrop to our event.
Guests arrived hearing wonderful music played by Louise on cello, Patrick on keyboard and Janos on violin.
Melony was behind the ticket sales and through her enthusiasm and drive, we sold all 170 tickets for the ball, so before long the Club was filled and drinks flowed from the bar set up by James.
Patrick and Miranda were MCs for the night and together brought fun and a friendly way for everyone to meet someone they had never met before, with their interactive conversation starters. Later they introduced the energetic and talented band 'Midnite Madness' who so generously volunteered their time and talent to entertain us through the evening and had people on the dancefloor, with touches of green worn by many.
A very big thank you to Nick for his huge effort catering for the evening, where we indulged in a sumptuous choice of middle eastern inspired dishes.
Agnes, Guchi and Gisele had received many wonderful items for the Silent Auction, which drew many bidders and we successfully raised $7,490 on the night.
Thank you to Louise and Simone for bringing the event together and all the Year 7 parents for contributing their time, effort and talents. Our thanks also, to Clare Gordon from school who encouraged, guided and supported us in bringing our event to fruition, that was enjoyed by so many.
It was a wonderful evening, successfully raising over $10,000 for the School. Overall it was a memorable way to reunite as a community and a great evening for everyone to have a fun time together.
Story photo credits: Janos Mike's-Liu, Melony Browell and Louise Holt.
All Mid-Winter Ball photos can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/rh7by83v