Op Shop ball to bring back disco divas

Fiona HindsSouth Western Times
Jenny Abel, Wespine managing director Patrick Warrand, executive & compliance coordinator Julie Pelliciari, and Jodie Skerman took some time out in the Wespine Dardanup Plantation to practice their “John Travolta” moves in preparation for the Wespine Rotary Op Shop Ball which will be held in October.
Camera IconJenny Abel, Wespine managing director Patrick Warrand, executive & compliance coordinator Julie Pelliciari, and Jodie Skerman took some time out in the Wespine Dardanup Plantation to practice their “John Travolta” moves in preparation for the Wespine Rotary Op Shop Ball which will be held in October. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

It’s time to dust off your sparkly disco boots, flip your hair like Farrah Fawcett and party like it’s 1978 at the Wespine Rotary Op Shop Ball.

Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault member and event coordinator Fiona Hinds said this year the popular fundraising event would be more fun than ever after attracting Wespine Industries as a major sponsor.

“This is the fourth Op Shop ball our club has organised, and each year it attracts more and more fantastic support from our business community,” she said.

“We are thrilled that Wespine is on board, and it’s really good news for our beneficiaries.”

Picture: Jon Gellweiler
Camera IconPicture: Jon Gellweiler

Wespine managing director Patrick Warrand said he was excited to be part of the event.

“Wespine has recently launched its new donations and sponsorship policy and the ball is a fantastic way for the company to celebrate being part of the wonderful South West community,” he said.

“At last year’s event we danced the night away to the 60s theme.

“This year the 70s “Saturday Night Fever – come dressed as your favourite dance movie star” theme promises to be just as much fun.

“Proceeds from the evening of frivolity will be benefiting Doors Wide Open, SW Women’s Refuge and the Bunbury Soup Van, and I encourage everyone to get a group of friends together to support these organisations who do such great work in our community.”

Strutting their stuff in preparation for the Wespine Rotary Op Shop ball.
Camera IconStrutting their stuff in preparation for the Wespine Rotary Op Shop ball. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

Wespine employee Jodie Skerman had so much fun at last year’s ball she already has her costume ready for this year’s event.

“The ball is a great opportunity to be creative, inventive and have bucket loads of fun.” she said.

Guests are encouraged to visit op shops for their dance movie-themed costumes and table decorations, with prizes for best dressed man, woman and table.

The event is BYO nibbles and snacks, with a balloon raffle and an auction of donated goods and services. All proceeds will go towards the beneficiaries and local Rotary projects.

Tickets to the ball are available through Trybooking.

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