Dazzling Ties and Tiara Dinner 2009 – a Winner
St Lucy's twinkled with bling on Saturday, 7 November 2009 as 390 guests in sequined ties and glittering tiaras gathered in the Possibility Space (St Lucy’s School) for a night of sparkling conversation and dancing. Sculptural metallic balloons, feather boas and crystals satisfied every princess fantasy while the transformation of the pool into a dance floor created ample space to bust a move. The highlight of the night was the St Lucy's Choir singing Than Bui's song Through my Eyes. Development Officer, Gailene Keen, says it was a chance for everyone to witness their potential: "It is not often that friends of the school get to see the children as we do as well as see the progress they have made by taking part in St Lucy's creative arts programs." Their performance was also a reminder of the night's sobering goal: raising enough money to plug the hole left by federal government funding cuts. To that end there were lucky treasure chests and bingo as well as a silent auction that saw the garden sculpture Sid the Sheep create a bidding frenzy. The Wishlist of learning equipment was generously embraced by guests who bought reading, science and sensory packages as well as occupational therapy scholarships and trainers to further boost opportunities available to every St Lucy's child. The night raised more than $100,000 solely due to the generous support of suppliers like Paddy's Hire, Megadeck and Doltone House and parents and friends of the school who bought tickets and donated prizes. And let's not forget Simon Reeve from Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise whose witty banter contributed to the light hearted atmosphere. Now mark 27 August in your 2010 calendars. That's the date of next year's dinner planned for Doltone House's bigger and brighter new venue in Pyrmont.
18 November 2009