Thursday, May 16, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Whitsunday Represents At Mackay Mayor’s Ball

More than 400 people attended the Mackay Mayor’s Ball on Saturday evening, including Whitsunday Mayor Ry Collins who said he was thrilled to be a part of the event.

He also announced that the Whitsunday Mayor’s Ball will likely be held at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre in September, and that Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson will of course be invited along with the new Isaac Mayor, Kelly Vea Vea.

Federal Member for Dawson, Andrew Willcox MP and his lovely wife, Raylene, were also in attendance on the night along with four members of the Mackay and Whitsunday Life team.

The theme of the evening was Iconic Mackay and Channel 7’s Weekender host Chris Parsons was the evening’s emcee.

In addition, Luke Curtis from Century 21 Mackay, was the event’s auctioneer who did a fantastic job in hosting the charity auction.

Last year the event raised over $100,000 for charity and organisers are hoping to raise more this year, with final figures expected to be released next week.

Funds raised at the event will be donated to two incredible local charities this year – the Australian Street Aid Project and Grapevine Group.

While charity was at the event’s heart, so too was a night of dancing and merriment.

There was entertainment by Mango Junction and then ball-goers enjoyed further live music by the world-class Elton John Experience.

Raylene Willcox, Federal Member for Dawson Andrew Willcox, Rachael Smith Editor of Whitsunday Life Newspaper, Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson, Mackay Deputy Mayor Belinda Hassan, Whitsunday Mayor Ry Collins with his wife Mel, and Ruby Gorlick from Whitsunday Life Newspaper. Photo credit: Liz Andrews

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