Mayor's party rocks revellers
LET the good times roll
For more than a decade the Mayor's Festival Ball has been a fixture on the Ipswich calendar and torrential rain wasn't about to throw a spanner in the wheel.
More than 350 guests turned up for the ball at The Workshops Rail Museum on Friday night and Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said everyone had a blast, once they got inside.
"At one stage people were piggy-backing their partners over the river that was flowing over at the railway workshops," Cr Pisasale grinned.
"There was a heap of rain but the rain didn't dampen anyone's spirits. Everyone was kicking up their heels."
Channel Nine's Darren Curtis was the MC for the night and Cr Pisasale said he did a great job.
Cr Pisasale said the night featured a Victorian theme.
"And to have it at the railway museum where Queensland Rail is celebrating 150 years was very significant," Cr Pisasale said.
"It is about making sure people have fun. People from Brisbane come and it just blows them away. They say it is the best ball they have ever been to."