Individual Ability Supports hosts first gala ball

Excited: Tracy Farrugia and Annette Gooda display some of the prizes up for grabs.

Excited: Tracy Farrugia and Annette Gooda display some of the prizes up for grabs.

A night of glamour and glitz, Individual Ability Supports (IAS) have invited locals to let their hair down for an Indian Summer Gala Ball next week.

A chance for the whole community to come together, IAS promises an evening of dancing, unique prizes and socialising. 

“It’s been a vision of ours for years,” organiser Annette Gooda said.

She and co-organiser Tracy Farrugia agreed the ball was a place for all, and a chance to break down stereotypes and barriers between able-bodied locals and those with disabilities. 

“The idea is that everyone in Inverell and surrounding districts are a member of the same community,” Tracy said.

“So we’re all just coming together for a gala night where we all get to dress up, we all feel beautiful and we all have a night together as a community.”

The raffle prizes are experience-based, and include a joy flight, family holiday, horse riding and entrance to a day spa. 

Tickets are $55, available from Tourism Inverell and Fiona's Fashions. Call on IAS 67224947 for more details.