Rock and rollers are set to shimmy along the dance floor at Malmsbury fire brigade’s inaugural Rockabilly Fireball fundraiser next month.
Elvis Presley entertainer Mark Andrew will headline the September 3 event at the Malmsbury town hall, which aims to raise money for a second fire truck for the brigade.
The ball will round out a day of planned festivities, including a motor festival, all themed around rock‘n’roll and Elvis Presley.
Malmsbury brigade fundraising manager Suzanne McDonnell encouraged residents to be part of the action.
“We are looking forward to taking Malmsbury back to the ’50s for the day,” she said.
“Slick back your hair, show off your blue suede shoes, ruffle up that polka-dot swing dress, and celebrate the start of spring with us.”
Brigade secretary Bruce Dolphin said the festival has two main objectives.
“Firstly, we want to take advantage of the start of spring to bring car and bike clubs – and everyone who loves to dress-up – to town to have fun,” he said.
“And in doing so, we can raise funds for our truck.
“Our town is growing, and we have seen a significant increase in recent years in calls on our fire fighting resources, particularly during the summer fire season.”
Details and Show&Shine entry forms are available at www.malmsburycfa.com.au