Tis’ the season for some Christmas cheer

Sofia FimognariSouth Western Times
Dalyellup Collective will be hosting its first Christmas in July ball for the entire South West community in a few weeks time.
Camera IconDalyellup Collective will be hosting its first Christmas in July ball for the entire South West community in a few weeks time. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

Christmas has come early this year with the Dalyellup Collective hosting its first Christmas in July ball at the Dalyellup Community Centre on July 20.

The event, hosted by the newly created not-for-profit group, aims to encourage interaction between people of the South West.

Event coordinator Lisa O’Neill said she was thrilled to be hosting their first community ball.

“We’re aiming to get people out of their houses and get the community together,” Mrs O’Neill said.

“The Dalyellup Collective has just formed so that we can start encouraging and supporting more local businesses to get involved in community events.

“In between each of the courses we will be encouraging guests to participate in a silent auction and buy tickets for the raffles and we will have games on offer such as chase the ace, which will be a lot of fun.”

Mrs O’Neill said the event was a chance for local businesses to get involved.

“There will be sponsor announcements from DJ Darren Gittos and he will be thanking the sponsors throughout the night,” Mrs O’Neill said

“It’s a great opportunity to get your business known and out there as well as having a good night out.”

Mrs O’Neill said the Christmas in July ball gave people an opportunity to dress up.

“Most girls are always looking for that excuse to dress up and buy a nice gown,” Mrs O’Neill said.

“There are the ladies who are just there at home or the tradies looking for something to do, this is a perfect opportunity to go out and have a good time.”

Attendees can expect a drink on arrival, a three-course meal, raffle prizes, games and music.

“At the end of the night we will be hitting the dance floor and everyone can bust a move,” Mrs O’Neil said.

The Christmas-inspired theme will include a 5m tall Christmas tree and the room will be filled with fairy lights.

All proceeds from the ball will go towards this year’s Christmas festival held in December for families across the South West.

There are 100 tickets for sale and Mrs O’Neill said they were still available for purchase from www.trybooking.com/508893.

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