Glamour rules for mayoral charities
IPSWICH movers and shakers glammed it up for the Mayor's Festival Ball on Friday night at the Civic Centre.
A crowd of 250 dressed up to enjoy an evening that Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said was "good for the economy."
"The men hate the mayor's ball when they find out how much it costs them after the women buy a new outfit," he joked.
"But it is good for the economy of Ipswich. I just wear my normal outfit but everyone else takes it seriously. They dress up and enjoy life."
Cr Pisasale said the best dressed councillor at the ball was usually Cheryl Bromage.
"She likes to get decked out. You know what the ladies are like. They like to dress up and go to the hair dresser," he grinned.
Cr Pisasale said the ball was also about supporting charity with funds raised going towards the Mayor's community fund that then distributes money to the needy and those that have suffered at the hands of natural disasters such as floods and fires.
"It is all about supporting charity," he said.