Almost 200 guests attended the Katherine Sparkle Ball held last month at Foxalicious Fruits organic farm.
Carefully crafted chandeliers - hand made from ring lock fence by Gerald and Sarah Grogan, were skillfully strung from the rafters by aerial acrobat and sometimes pastoralist, Harry Renfree.
Guests, men in bow ties, women in long, sparkling ball gowns, were bussed out to the fund-raising ball with white linen adorning the long, laden dining tables.
As the sun was setting, the auction started and punters bid for the first box of mangoes for the season.
The purpose of the event was to raise funds for Casuarina Street Primary School's aim of upgrading its IT and playground.
The jewel in the crown of the charity auction list was an overnight heli-fishing trip donated in a team effort by Doug Bean at NT Heli Ops, pilot Gerald Grogan, Harry Renfree from RPC, and Kim Window from CommCat.
Auctioneer Ben Coutts entertained the crowd with his vim and vigour, enticing lucrative bids from the happy-go-lucky crowd.
Other donated items included Ibis Styles accommodation, dinner at Kumbidgee Lodge and movie tickets to Katherine's new Star Cinema.
Other features of the auction list included hand made jewellery from local artisans, Helen Aland and Felicity Shute, and art works from Mandy Tootell, Toni Tapp Coutts, Simmone Croft and Sue Carmody.
Polly Hohn picked up a swag of choice items including the jetranger trip over the gorge from Katherine Helicopters, but it was Matt Lee who took home the handsome prize of the private yoga lessons with Dom Clancy.
The crowd was entertained by a crew of local entertainers including Mitchell Ford, Jessey Jackson and Toby Nuske.
More than $50,000 was raised to support the school.
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