BOMBALA’S annual debutante ball on Saturday night was a delightful evening with 13 couples participating in the event at the Exhibition Hall.
Hosted by the St Mary’s Parish community, the debutantes and their partners were: Daysha-Lee O’Hehir-Elton and Gary Giles; Jasmine McLaughlin and Lawrance Salter; Renee Ingram and Lachlan Sellers; Amy Jamieson and Toby Morgan; Hannah Ingram and Bailey Jones; Laiken Clear and Thomas Eccles; Nikki Hepburn and Jackson Standen; Jackie Chapman and Jack Clark; Aimee Badewitz and Scott Hepburn; Tayla Mikula and Kurt Lomas; Ebony Ingram and Tyler Jones; Dana Brownlie and Rowan Miller; and, Sophie Roeton and Aaron Cusbert.
The flower girls were Mabel Tucker, Sarah Marks and Ruby Smith and the page boys were Ari Sten and Burt Telford – all St Joseph’s kindergarten students.
MC for the evening was St Joseph’s Primary School teacher Paul Bennett.
The theme was the The Great Gatsby with the decorations done by Naomi Bruce, Margaret Philips, Carol Badewitz, Nola White, the Catholic Ladies Organization and their band of helpers.
The decorations were superb and very much in the theme with elegance, bling and a touch of the 1920s.
The theme colours were black and white and red; bouquets
were red roses with a black
All the debs looking beautiful and their partners were equally handsome.
They danced to the Pride of Erin, the Cha Cha and a new dance taught to them by Dot Walker called the Alpine Stroll - although challenging, the debs and partners excelled.
The cake was cut by St Joseph’s former student Jasmine McLaughlin.
The ball’s trainers and committee congratulated and thanked the debs and their partners on their commitment to participating the ball and on their wonderful presentation and dancing – and wished them well in the future.
Ebony Ingram spoke on behalf of the debs and their partners, thanking their parents for support, the trainers for teaching them the dances and the committee for the decorations.
She also thanked Mainstreet Clothing, Cooma, for fitting and delivering the tuxes, Mr Bennett for being the MC and Pam Roberts for the flowers.
Thanks were also extended to Westpac Bank for the ticketing, Final Touches for the photo display and organising, Reon Chong for the photography and everyone who was involved in any way.
The band, Slippery When Wet, was fantastic with dancing continuing until the early hours of the morning, and with everyone enjoying themselves.