Town gears up for ball and race weekend

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Louise Alling­ham

Ex­cite­ment is build­ing in Mar­ble Bar as the town pre­pares for the big­gest event on its cal­en­dar — the Mar­ble Bar Race Weekend.

The race weekend at­tracts thou­sands of vis­i­tors to Aus­tralia’s hottest town an­nu­ally and tra­di­tion­ally be­gins on the Fri­day night with the Mar­ble Bar Race Ball.

On Fri­day, June 30 from 7pm at the Mar­ble Bar Com­mu­nity Hall, pun­ters will en­joy a so­phis­ti­cated soiree with live en­ter­tain­ment, a buf­fet din­ner and a chance to meet and min­gle.

This year, ball-go­ers are en­cour­aged to don Pil­barain­spired black-tie wear to fit the theme Pil­bara: Colours of our Coun­try.

Mar­ble Bar Ball com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Pip Short said af­ter the suc­cess of last year’s Rio Carnival Ball, or­gan­is­ers knew they had to pull out all the stops in 2017.

“With Mother Na­ture fi­nally be­ing kind to us with an amaz­ing wet sea­son, the Pil­bara is look­ing bet­ter than ever,” she said.

“So we’ve de­cided to hon­our this amaz­ing place that we call home with its very own ball. Whether you’re a reg­u­lar race-goer in Mar­ble Bar, or pre­par­ing to make the jour­ney for the very first time, this year’s Mar­ble Bar Ball will be one not to miss.”

Tick­ets are avail­able from mar­ble­bar­races.com for $100.

Pun­ters strip down to their undies for a footrace dur­ing the Mar­ble Bar Cup.

Picture: Michael Wil­son

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