Disco romp to rev town

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Tahli Jaskiewicz gets her Saturday night fever in check ahead of the annual opshop ball.
Camera IconTahli Jaskiewicz gets her Saturday night fever in check ahead of the annual opshop ball. Credit: South Western Times/Bunbury Herald, Jon Gellweiler

Bunbury will be sent into a disco inferno frenzy on October 13, as hundreds dress up as their favourite dance movie stars for the Westpine Rotary Saturday Night Fever Op Shop Ball.

Offering a night of live music entertainment by Platinum Project, games, raffles and of course, dancing, event coordinator Fiona Hinds said the ball was “the cheapest, good fun night out in town” for a good cause.

“This is the Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault’s major fundraiser for the year, and each year we nominate some beneficiaries,” she said.

“This year our beneficiaries are Doors Wide Open, the Bunbury Soup Van and the South West Refuge.”

Money raised will help the refuge extend its facilities and purchase a car to access people in need in remote areas, while also helping the soup van get a second vehicle on the road.

Guests will have the chance to enter the best dressed competition, as long as all op shop tags remain on their costumes. The best decorated table will also be presented with an award.

“We are hoping to get not just 300 John Travolta lookalikes, but also people dressed up as any of their dance movie stars, like from La La Land, Grease, Footloose or West Side Story,” Ms Hinds said.

Ms Hinds said a lit-up dance floor was on her wish-list for the event and urged sponsors to get on board to help make it happen.

Tickets are available at trybooking.com.

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