GET READY FOR THE BILBY BALL
Charleville is set to dress up for a furry cause
COME as whatever the ‘F’ you want to be and help raise money for the bilby at the annual Fur Ball.
To celebrate National Bilby Day, Charleville is once again hosting the ball, with the theme of this year’s event being to dress up as something beginning with the letter ‘F’.
Murweh Shire marketing and events co-ordinator Monique Johnson said there was an exciting evening of entertainment lined up for the event.
“Hoozatt Entertainment will be making an appearance again and Billie the Bilby,” she said.
“The band Soul Republic will be playing again and last year they had people up dancing all night long.”
Ms Johnson said attendees could dress up in their favourite ‘F’ themed costume or come in free dress.
Some costume ideas to help with inspiration include fairies, flappers, farmers, frogs and – Ms Johnson’s personal favourite – fried eggs on French toast.
For those wanting to start the celebrations early, Translink is providing a return bus from Charleville to Morven for the races.
“Translink have been wonderful in covering the costs of anything to do with travel this weekend,” Ms Johnson said.
“It makes a big difference when you can get a bit of funding and the bus is really affordable for people.”
As well as the line-up of entertainment, there will be a bar operating, prizes from Sea World and Dreamword, plus lucky door prizes.
“The aim of the ball is really to raise awareness of the bilbies,” Ms Johnson said.
“We also encourage everyone to come down on Sunday morning for a recovery breakfast at the Railway Station.”
There are currently limited seats available for Translink’s bus to the Morven races, so get in quick to secure your spot.
The bus will depart for Morven at 11am on Saturday and will return in time for the Fur Ball, which begins at 6pm.
Tickets for the bus and Fur Ball can be booked by phoning the Charleville Cosmos Centre on 4654 3681.
BILBY BALL: Monique Johnson, a Dame Edna look-alike from Hoozatt Entertainment and Candice Stower at last year's Fur Ball in Charleville.