Take a step BACK IN TIME

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Be pre­pared to step into an ear­lier era with the Op Shop Ball com­ing up next month. Mem­bers of the com­mit­tee (pic­tured from left) Rob Hope, Sue Allen, John Allen and Kelly Mose­len have al­ready sorted out their Steam­punk out­fits. What about you?

It is less than two months un­til the an­nual Op Shop Ball, and tick­ets are sell­ing fast.

Prepa­ra­tions are now in full swing for the an­nual Waihi Beach Events and Pro­mo­tions ball, hailed as the mid-win­ter so­cial event of the year.

The ball is on Satur­day, July 7 at the Waihi Beach Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

This year’s theme, Steam­punk is likely to in­spire weird and won­der­ful cre­ations from the sim­ple to the bizarre.

What is Steam­punk? It’s a cel­e­bra­tion of the Vic­to­rian era, fash­ion and in­no­va­tive old world ma­chin­ery mixed with a touch of science fic­tion and fan­tasy. In other words, any­thing goes. So get Op Shop­ping, start mix and match­ing, add a lit­tle bit of some­thing quirky, old, rusty or me­chan­i­cal and you’re ready to go.

Pro­ceeds from the ball are re­turned to the com­mu­nity.

“It’s a per­fect op­por­tu­nity to get to­gether with friends and work col­leagues to sup­port an evening renowned for its fun and en­ter­tain­ment,” the Op Shop Ball com­mit­tee says.

Last year’s pro­ceeds of the Bol­ly­woodthemed ball were given to the CanSurf Char­i­ta­ble Trust, the Waihi Beach Com­mu­nity Hall and Waihi Beach Events and Pro­mo­tions to help fund the In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre and fu­ture com­mu­nity events.

Athen­ree res­i­dent Tee Car­roll of Event Cloth­ing says she is also happy to help any­one put to­gether an easy, af­ford­able Steam­punk out­fit/en­sem­ble.

Cos­tumes and frocks can also be found at Waihi’s Un­der­ground Mar­ket — op­po­site to Mitre 10 — and sev­eral op shops around Waihi, Waihi Beach and Paeroa.

Con­tact Tee of Event Cloth­ing on 021399076 or 07 8634363 to check some of her cos­tumes.



The com­mit­tee (from left) Rob Hope, Sue Allen, John Allen and Kelly Mose­len are ready for the Op Shop Ball in Steam­punk style.

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