Belles are getting ready for Mayor's Charity Ball
A GROUP of Gladstone ladies is set to have a ball at the Santos GLNG Mayor's Charity Ball on May 30.
Organising committee member Terri Hewerdine already has her dress picked out.
"My sister-in-law got it for me," she said.
This is the second time Ms Hewerdine has been to the ball.
"I am looking forward to the ball to get dressed up and feel glamorous and have a glass of champagne with friends," she said.
Variety Queensland's Carly Quinn said the committee had spent the past four months organising the event.
Ms Quinn is looking forward to a well-deserved wine and the three-course meal.
She's yet to choose her dress, but she isn't bothered.
"I'm not much of a dress person, I'll just pick one out of my cupboard," she said.
This is the third year Variety Queensland has been involved in organising the event.
So far $180,000 has been raised from previous events.
"I love the fact that it's an event for the community to come together to raise money for three worthwhile charities," she said.
This year the crowd will be entertained by quick-change artists Soul Mystique.
The duo was in the grand final of the 2012 Australia's Got Talent.
Ms Quinn said each year organisers tried to offer entertainment that had not been seen in Gladstone before.
In its first year, they had a comedic magician and at the 2013 ball there was a speed painter.
Tickets are on sale until Friday noon and are $150. The prices include a three-course meal and selected wines and beers.
The event will be held on May 30 at the GECC.