Letter | Let's have a ball to celebrate the Malachi's history

WINNERS: Lucy and John East with their National Trust award for best event earlier this year.

WINNERS: Lucy and John East with their National Trust award for best event earlier this year.

THIS week marks two years since my husband John East and I received the keys to the Malachi Hall padlocks.

We are having a wild ride with the challenge of restoring the state heritage listed building and reached a dazzling high with the Malachi Revival heritage weekend which went on to win the 2019 National Trust Award for Best Event.

It is a great personal satisfaction meeting the extraordinary people who loved the Malachi in its past.

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As we build a community of supporters through our events, through the working bees, the renovations with local tradies and as we partner with Oberon businesses, the momentum is building.

And now the Malachi is holding its first ball since last century.

The summer solstice falls on a Saturday, and to celebrate the end of 2019 in style, we are hosting A Midsummer Night's Ball, a dinner dance featuring the wonderful New Trocadero Dance Orchestra, good food, the Foyer Bar and plenty of Oberonesque magic.

Round up your friends or join a table and make new acquaintances.

A Midsummer Night's Ball will be held on Saturday, December 21 from 6.30pm and tickets are $80 per person.

We have made purchasing tickets for A Midsummer Night's Ball available via Humanitix, who will be donating 100 per cent of the booking fee profits to fund, in collaboration with OzHarvest, meals to disadvantaged Australian school students.

Alternatively, you can head into the Oberon Visitor Centre on Ross Street, Oberon, where the staff are ready to help you purchase your tickets. The visitor centre is open seven days from 9.30am to 5pm.

Lucy East