Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Ballarat Make A Wish Ball

After coming back from my last trip, I decided that I had life pretty good, and thus, I wanted to find a way to give back again. So I joined the Ballarat Branch of Make A Wish, who just happened to be organising their ball for the year at the time.

Saturday night was the big night, and a group gathered at mine for pre-Ball drinks. The theme was connected the the 25th anniversary of Make A Wish, and so was silver, or 'bling'. Kayleen and Kane arrived first, and then Renee. Soon Katie and Kym joined us, before Jo and Matt, and a hungover Michelle! Much wine was consumed, in preparation for the night, before we got a cab across town to the Mercure Convention Centre for the Ball.

Arriving to a massive pre-drinks room filled with people all decked out, we met up with Mel, and Matt and Olivia. We were soon directed through to the big room, to find our tables, where Kate and Mick joined our group.

More wine was arranged, and all very soon dinner was served. Steak was mine...and I couldn't tell you what was for desert! Mingling around our tables with the work crew, the girls from school, and Katie and Kym, was so much fun. Soon the band for the night started, and then there was much dancing. The highlight for me from Toto's Hold The Line, and then Katie calling out for Africa at the end - and getting a laugh and a bar from the band! Ha!

With a silent auction on the night, and a speech about what the night was all about, it was a great event for this little volunteer committee, and raised a decent amount of money for the kids in our local area.

At the end of the night, almost all of us boarded taxis and headed into town, for more drinks and dancing at The George. The obligatory wait in the taxi line in the cold topped off the night. Thanks to everyone who came along!

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