Jimboomba Daffodil Balls gets 1920s makeover for Cancer Council

GOING GATSBY: Locals Brad and Emma Dixon getting into the 1920s spirit. Photo: Supplied

GOING GATSBY: Locals Brad and Emma Dixon getting into the 1920s spirit. Photo: Supplied

JIMBOOMBA’S annual Cancer Council Daffodil Ball has been revamped, and this year organisers are encouraging locals to get hold of some 1920’s threads to match the theme: ‘Gangster and Gatsby’.

According to chairperson of the Jimboomba branch of Cancer Council Queensland, Ada Banks, things are going to be different in 2017.

“After many years of having our traditional style of ball, we are trying something different to encourage people to come along and support the Cancer Council in our efforts to raise funds for much needed research, so that we can eventually find that cure,” she told the Times this week.

“This year we will be having platters of food on the table and continual platters of hot food throughout the night.

“We are so very lucky to have Thom and Annes at Yarrabilba Catering, supported by Anita from Feast and Graze to ensure we have an experience that is happy and memorable for everyone.

“Local businesses are supporting us with decorating and supplies to ensure we can raise as much as we can for the Cancer Council, as we have done for the past 15 years,” she said.

Gangster’s prize pool

A range of prizes have been donated by local businesses and “very supportive individuals” from the community, Ms Banks said.

“We have raffles held throughout the evening. Donations include bar refrigerators, gourmet barbecues and many other electrical appliances, gift packs and vouchers, all at very high values for the price of only $1 per ticket.

“The volunteers of the Cancer Council work hard throughout the year to raise funds and to hold events which involve the community, so that we can give back and fight back for those we love and maybe have lost,” she said.

“Please see our ad in the Jimboomba Times for more details and please support our very kind sponsors.”

The Cancer Council Daffodil Ball, Saturday, August 26 from 7pm. For more information contact Ada Banks 0413 430 640. Go to the event Facebook page.