THE SUCCESS of last year’s Steampunk Fairytale Ball has the valley abuzz with anticipation for the 2018 5th Annual Deloraine Winter Masque Ball.
Belle and Beau, Emma Hodgkinson and Joel Wilson (pictured) are keen to see the costumes that folk come up with for this year’s ‘Vintage Woodland’ theme.
Organisers Megan Brinsmead and Sarah Sonata are busy designing the decorations, and report that ball-goers are planning costumes including woodland creatures, fairies and elves. “We haven’t heard of any Maid Marians yet,” said Megan, “and I’d love to see some tree people!”
“We started the Balls four years ago to get folks up and dancing … the Pride of Erin, the waltz, the Twist, Strip the Willow, even a competitive Macarena! The Winterfolk Orchestra really get the music pumping and everyone just has a great time.”
She added, “We couldn’t do it without our fantastic main sponsors, Seppenfelts, Deloraine & Districts Community Bank, Empire Hotel, Best’s Butchery, Shandi, and Goslings. Other businesses show support by donating raffle items. Ball-goers really contribute too. People bring amazing supper dishes, some even in theme. We are really lucky to be in such a supportive community.”
The Vintage Woodland Ball, with the Winterfolk Orchestra is at the Meander Valley Community Club, Saturday 14th July at 7.00pm.
Prizes for best dressed, best mask, and best dish. Tickets available soon from Seppenfelts: $10.00 pre-booked, $12.00 at the door, $5.00 child under 16, $30.00 family ticket.
Photo | Mike Moores