Community has a ball at cultural celebration
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.