Published on: 4 April 2014

The weather did not dampen the spirits of 420 parents, old boys and staff, who attended the annual Parents’ Association and Old Boys’ Association (OBA) Cocktail Party in the Refectory on Saturday evening.

In the theme of a red carpet premiere, partygoers climbed through a nine-metre stretch limousine on arrival, walked a 20m red carpet in front of ‘paparazzi’, and were interviewed by a very glamourous President of the Parents’ Auxiliary Samantha Goebel, complete with live feed to a big screen.

Once inside, there was champagne and freshly shucked oysters, along with the sounds of Christ Church’s Jazz Combo, directed by Paul Millard. As the evening got into full swing, Christ Church old boy band ‘Eloise and the Infinite Squeeze’ took centre stage.

Community Groups Co-ordinator Christy Dangerfield said parents and old boys enjoyed meeting and catching up with new and familiar faces. “It was great to see so many of our new parents in attendance,” Ms Dangerfield said.

“Thanks must go to the organisers of the evening, OBA committee members David Payne and Hamish Jolly, as well as the many helpers who assisted with planning the evening, setting up on the day and of course, cleaning up afterwards.”