Somewhere over the rainbow, OCC celebrated our annual dinner dance this month.
The 200 or so guests were greeted by an explosion of colours at Merrimu Receptions in Murrumbeena Friday, May 3. Participants and staff got into the spirit and dressed in the rainbow theme, with many enthusiastic guests preparing what they were going to wear weeks prior to the event. Hundreds of multi-coloured balloons and party lighting set the scene for the festive occasion, with the photo booth a featured highlight. Models had the opportunity to choose a background such as a fashion or Rock'n Roll magazine or dolphins and rainbows and dress up to have their photo taken and printed on the spot.
The two-course sit-down event provided a chance for participants, family members, board directors and staff to relax and unwind and enjoy the company of family and friends. Reviewers claimed the food to be of an exceptional standard with the steak an outright winner followed by delicious sticky sweets.
Dinner was followed by a speech from OCC's new Chair, Tom Baxter who concluded by rallying the troops to hit the dance floor...and they did! The DJ spun the top 40 tunes as partygoers "skipped the light rainbow" all night long (or at least until closing time). We were told that Saturday morning brought many sore feet from a long night of treading the boards in heels.
There were opportunities to win lucky raffle prizes which filled the room with excitement. But everyone was a winner, enjoying generous take-home gift packs.
A good time was had by all! If you don't believe me here's some evidence...