Excitement is building for the Debutante Ball, scheduled for June 6. Dresses bought, accessories organised, dances nearly learned and the only major decision left on the forefront of every Debs mind is "How will I do my hair and what colour will I paint my toenails?"
Eleven young ladies escorted by eleven young gentlemen will be making their debut in front of families and friends at the Bingara Civic Centre on what promises to be a spectacular and memorable evening.
The debutantes are: Kristen Heal, Kristen Rogers, Jane Obrien, Breanna Craddock, Jade Dixon, Jessica Heal, Danika Fields, Elli Sinclair, Gabby Brennan, Ally Holland-Wright and Kelly Welsh.
Matron for the evening will be Noelene Ozols, Chaperone Jenny Hawkins, MC Rick Hutton and Senator John Williams will receive the debutantes. There are two flower girls, Sophia Mack who will be accompanied by Joseph Bilsborough and Arrabella Munro who will be accompanied by Peter McFarland, who gallantly accepted the role only on the proviso that the gets to hold Arrabella’s hand. Dignitaries from the MPS and Lions Club will be present to add to the grandeur of the evening.
The evening is a joint fundraiser between the Bingara Lions Club and the Bingara hospital fundraising committee. Proceeds from the event will go towards shade areas for the new secure garden.
A beautiful diamond and sapphire ring valued at $900, supplied by Sheppards Jewellers in Inverell will be raffled to add to the funds.
The Bob Manning Band ("The Good Old Boys") will be the entertainment for the evening and you are asked to bring your own drinks and nibbles.
Tickets for the event are $25 per head and can be purchased from Jenny Mead at the Tourist Office. All reports say they are selling like hotcakes, so to avoid disappointment please organise your tickets as soon as possible.