Sin­gles to rock night away

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - By SUE FEA

Sin­gles from as far away as Auck­land, Welling­ton and New Ply­mouth have al­ready bought their tick­ets for the Ar­row­town Sin­gles Ball on Satur­day. Or­gan­iser Brid­get Paape said groups were also com­ing from Dunedin and In­ver­cargill and the ball was expected to be very pop­u­lar es­pe­cially as the an­nual Ste­wart Is­land Sin­gles Ball had been can­celled this year. Last year’s in­au­gu­ral Ar­row­town Sin­gles Ball at­tracted about 150 peo­ple, many of them aged in their 30s and 40s, with keen 50-plus and 60-plus ball-go­ers also hav­ing a great night. En­try is re­stricted to sin­gles 25 years and over and Ms Paape urged even the most shy of sin­gles to come along. ‘‘I will be there on the door to meet and greet any­one who ar­rives alone and make sure they are in­tro­duced to some new peo­ple,’’ she said. Ms Paape knew of at least one cou­ple who got to­gether at last year’s ball and were still to­gether, liv­ing in Ar­row­town. ‘‘It’s a great way to get to­gether and cel­e­brate spring, have fun and meet some new peo­ple.’’ Peo­ple were up danc­ing early on in the night last year and there was a great at­mos­phere. ‘‘The place was rock­ing.’’ Ar­row­town’s Athenaeum Hall

will be pump­ing again with all the old 60s, 70s and 80s tunes from pop­u­lar In­ver­cargill band, Lip­stick and Queen­stown comedian Emma Lange will start the night with a laugh.

All set: Ar­row­town Ball or­gan­iser Brid­get Paape (left) and friend Gypsy West get ready to pro­mote Ar­row­town’s Sin­gles Ball.

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