Wonderland for southern singles

21:02, Aug 27 2013
Charlene Smith
Southern Singles Charity Ball organiser Charlene Smith with a banner advertising this weekend’s event.

Single men and women will get the chance to mingle and maybe even find love at a Winter Wonderland-themed Southern Singles Charity Ball this weekend.

Event co-ordinator Charlene Smith said Players Entertainment Centre would be transformed into a Winter Wonderland on Saturday for singles across Southland and potentially further afield.

Interest had already come from people throughout the country and even Australia, she said.

The "classy" event, is for adults aged over 25 years, and will include supper, a free drink, an upstairs cocktail lounge bar and pool tables.

Entertainment would be provided by 2013 Southland Entertainer of the Year Alice Fraser and her band, the Rhythm Setters, Mrs Smith said.

Nearly 100 tickets had been sold for the event, with $10 from the $75 ticket price going to Hospice Southland.

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The ticket covers the cost of entry, a drink, and supper.

Donation boxes would also be set up at the venue.

The event was about being able to give back to an organisation that gave so much to the community, she said.

It would be a fun night out and while it was called a singles ball, couples were welcome to attend.

Mrs Smith said she was expecting people to arrive in ball gowns and hoped singles would find love.

"I want people to come and feel relaxed . . . get glammed up, come and dance."

It was hoped the event would become an annual addition to the southern calendar.

Tickets are available at Players Entertainment Centre and Back 9 Design on Dee St. 

The Southland Times