Ready for a royally good time

Heather Jarvis is organising a fundraising ball in Cabaret Cave and is calling for auction donations.|Picture: Emma Goodwin www.communitypix.com.au d422688
Heather Jarvis is organising a fundraising ball in Cabaret Cave and is calling for auction donations.|Picture: Emma Goodwin www.communitypix.com.au d422688

With preparations underway for several morning and high tea tours, plus a ball in the Cabaret Cave, organisers are looking for donations.

‘We are going to have a week-long celebration, with the Masquerade Ball for Telethon being the highlight at the end of the week,’ ball organiser Heather Jarvis said.

She said they wanted businesses to donate items, vouchers or their services for a silent auction at the ball.

‘Tickets are the same as last year ” $150 ” which includes a three-course meal, beer, wine and soft drink and entertainment,’ she said.

‘Last year we raised $5000 and we hope to do the same this year and if possible beat the total from last year.’

Mrs Jarvis said Wanneroo Regional Museum was helping with the morning tours of Gloucester Lodge, the tram and Cabaret Cave between September 30 and October 3.

‘We would love to hear from anyone with any memorabilia or information from the time the Duke visited,’ she said. ‘We are hoping to get the aged care centres and community groups to come along to the morning teas so they can check out the history of the Duke’s visit and Gloucester Lodge.’

She said staff and volunteers would be dressed in period costumes during the celebrations.

The Duke visited the national park in 1934, and Gloucester Lodge was initially known as the Crystal Pool Guest House but was renamed in his honour in 1939.