The Ronald McDonald ball is taking shape with the creation of a secret theme

CAN YOU GUESS: Brett Peterson, Lara Lavers, Lee Pulman and Ryan Mackenzie gold sponsors for the  annual ball. Photo: Melissa North
CAN YOU GUESS: Brett Peterson, Lara Lavers, Lee Pulman and Ryan Mackenzie gold sponsors for the annual ball. Photo: Melissa North

What does a crocodile holding a fob watch in his jaw, a full moon, Big Ben and a barrel have in common?

If you can guess, you will know the theme of this year’s 9th annual Mount Isa Ronald McDonald House NQ Charity Ball.

President of the Mount Isa Ronald McDonald House NQ Charity Ball, Katie Brewster, said the ball is one of the biggest events on the Mount Isa calendar and with 352 people attending it’s sure to be an exciting evening.

“We have the most sponsors ever this year, in total 18 in fact and one double silver sponsor,” Ms Brewster said.

Last year the event moved from the Mount Isa Civic Centre to the Lumen Christi Centre at the Good Shepherd Catholic College to allow more people to attend the charity function.

“This is our second year at the Lumen Christi Centre and we are happy with how everything is coming together,” she said.

The decorations and display for this year’s ball will take two days to create.

“We have started so by Saturday, all they should just have to do is sound checks and the like.”

The four gold sponsors this year are Glencore Mount Isa Mines, Mount Isa Mining Supplies, Isadraulics and Bell & Moir Toyota along with the double silver sponsor being Linmar Cranes and Haulage.

“The community always rallies together for the Ronald McDonald Ball, it’s so good to be part of,” Mr Brewster said.

“Some of our sponsors have been with us from the first or second year. They have given us so much support and we thank them all.”

The tickets were sold out in four minutes on the morning they became available.

“There was a super keen bunch of people patiently waiting from 2.40am,” Ms Brewater said.

The ball will be held on Saturday, February 17 from 7pm till late. 

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