Com­mu­nity has a ball at cul­tural cel­e­bra­tion

Great Southern Herald - - News - Sjanna San­dalova

The in­au­gu­ral Katan­ning Moort Ball cel­e­brated NAIDOC Week on Satur­day, Septem­ber 22, bring­ing the com­mu­nity to­gether from Katan­ning, Tam­bellup, Gnowangerup and Perth.

Palmer­ston As­so­ci­a­tion al­co­hol and drug ser­vices Katan­ning co-or­di­na­tor Jen­nifer Hut­ton, said the idea to have the ball came from the lo­cal El­ders Ad­vi­sory Group.

“The Katan­ning El­ders Ad­vi­sory Group wanted an op­por­tu­nity for the com­mu­nity to cel­e­brate NAIDOC and to so­cialise in a happy and car­ing en­vi­ron­ment,” she said.

“There were a stun­ning ar­ray of ball gowns worn by the women and the men looked pretty smart too.

“The high­light of the night was a beau­ti­ful singing per­for­mance by Gabrielle Miller, ac­com­pa­nied by Ta­nia Sev­erin on the key­board.”

Mar­garet Miller and Dougy Williams were an­nounced the belle and beau of the ball, along with younger pair Gabrielle Miller and Matthew Ealem.

The event was spon­sored by Palmer­ston As­so­ci­a­tion and the Katan­ning Shire, with sup­port from lo­cal busi­nesses.

Shire pres­i­dent Liz Guidira spoke of the Shire’s com­mit­ment to the Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­nity in Katan­ning.

Pic­tures: Palmer­ston As­so­ci­a­tion

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