Ball to raise money for charity

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FOR many pupils it is a chance to break out their ball gowns again, but the James Hargest College (JHC) Leo Club’s Ball Extravaganza is all about raising money for charity.
This year, 89 Year 13 girls will don their ball gowns once again and parade on a catwalk to raise money for Hospice Southland.
‘‘It will be nice to put on the dress again,’’ event leader Aimee Stubbs said.
The participants will be escorted down the catwalk by 10 Year 13 boys. The red carpet-themed Extravaganza will be held in the school hall and feature live performances by the school’s jazz band and a song from the school production The Sound of Music.
‘‘[People can expect] a very entertaining and fun night,’’ event leader and Leo Club president Michaela Belworthy said.
‘‘And a bit of comedy thrown in from our head students.’’
Food and drink would be available on the night as well as raffles.
Leo Clubs are associated with Lions Clubs and give young people an opportunity to do good in their communities.
Last year’s Extravaganza raised more than $5000 for Special Olympics Southland and this year’s leaders hope to achieve the same.
They expect all 350 tickets to sell out.
Í Ball Extravaganza, JHC senior campus hall, Thursday July 28, 7.30pm, doors open 7pm. Tickets $15, available from the school office during school hours.
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