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School Op Shop Ball glamour

Leesa Hayes and Meg Bindong dressed in vintage threads for the St Mary’s Primary School Op Shop Ball.
Leesa Hayes and Meg Bindong dressed in vintage threads for the St Mary’s Primary School Op Shop Ball. CONTRIBUTED

A GROUP of about 40 people stepped out on Friday night in their very finest pre-loved threads for the St Mary's Primary School Op Shop Ball.

The event, at Toast in Prince St Grafton, was designed as a fundraiser for the school. Co-organiser Sheree Lloyd said it turned out to be a great night out.

"We had a really lovely evening, great food, dancing and we had some great outfits too," Ms Lloyd said.

Guests had scoured local op shops to create an outfit worthy of the occasion.

Ms Lloyd said those who attended rose to the occasion admirably and plenty of prizes for best-dressed women and men were handed out.

"Because St Mary's Primary School is a Catholic school, we thought an op shop theme would be supporting our local op shops," Ms Lloyd said.

"We wanted to have a ball where you could get dressed up, but it wasn't expensive."

Ms Lloyd said although she and fellow organiser Annette Herbert hadn't had the chance to count the proceeds, she estimated the event had netted about $400 which would go to St Mary's Primary School.

The ball was originally planned for the Barn at Grafton Showground, but slow ticket sales meant it had to be re-located to a smaller venue.

However Ms Lloyd said the night was still a great success and said there was definitely interest in having a similar event in the future.

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