This month sees us reflecting on our Trivia Night and our soon to be held Masquerade Ball. We could not have asked for a better turn out to our first event, we expected 100 people and on the night managed to fill the room with over 200 guests who were ready to put their brains to the test, and battle it out in dance challenges and musical chairs. Our Monochrome Masquerade Ball will be a night filled with delicious food from the Wagga RSL Club, infectious music from the incredible Australian Army Band Kapooka, and an entertaining live auction hosted by James from Riverina Livestock Agents.
We are currently selling raffle tickets to our ongoing Major Raffle which has four great prizes available and we are also selling funky socks, very similar to the concept of the Cadbury chocolate fundraiser but thankfully a little bit easier to not eat the whole box. The socks have been a community favourite so far and we have had an exciting arrival of our Father's Day socks!
Throughout the year so far, I have been absolutely astounded at the generosity of the community, willing to donate their time, money and various items to help us succeed. We are very proud to be supporting four local beneficiaries, Memories for Mia, Pro Patria Centre, Ronald McDonald House Wagga Wagga and Specialist Medical Resources Foundation, who in turn are supporting four very different community groups.
10 days later....
Our Monochrome Masquerade Ball & the incredible night that was.
To set the scene... As you walk down the RSL steps and over a luxurious red carpet, to the left is a beautiful big black, white and silver balloon arch framing silver streamers and the photo area. The room is set with elegant black tablecloths, white napkins rolled with thin black ribbon and a delicate white flowered greenery tucked through the middle, ready for each of our 100 guests. A triangle of white candles sits in the middle of the tables with the candle light illuminating the black masks used to decorate them, and a trio of balloons rise high above the tables displaying the table numbers in silver writing on a black balloon, tied to the necks of matte black wine bottles in the table centres.
I couldn't have asked for a better group of ladies to be a part of the Quest with, it's been a wild but fun ride already and organising these events has so many more moving parts than I could have ever imagined or given credit to. To have the Masquerade Ball be such a success is a credit to every one of them and our teamwork. The auction was a huge feat, we enriched our guests with information on our four beneficiaries and our three sister cities, Kunming, Leavenworth and Nördlingen, and we danced the night away to the incredible Australian Army Band Kapooka.
So now stay tuned as we get ready for our last event, the High Tea. It is incredible how quickly we are developing our event management and organisation skills, the lessons that we have learned and the way we have adapted and been flexible on the go throughout our time so far. It's crazy and exciting to think it's under 10 weeks until crowning, we've achieved so much already and have so much more we can still do to help our 2023 beneficiaries achieve their projects and goals.
- Kate Pevere
Miss Wagga Wagga Quest 2023 Entrant