Debs waltz: Debutante Claire Stead dances with her father, Shaun, at the Southern Cross LADS Debutante Ball at the Lismore Workers Club.
Debs waltz: Debutante Claire Stead dances with her father, Shaun, at the Southern Cross LADS Debutante Ball at the Lismore Workers Club. Ann New

Debutantes dance the night away

LISMORE’S newest debutantes were a vision in white at the Southern Cross LADS Debutante Ball at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday night.

Proceeds from the 195 tickets sold will kick-start the development of a new track at the planned Driver Education Facility near Lismore to train young drivers from Grafton to Tweed Heads.

LADS event organiser Ann New said she was ‘over the moon’ with the night.

People poured out of the Workers Club to catch a glimpse of the debs and crowds peered from a viewing area above to catch a peek of the girls.

“The girls were just stunning,” Mrs New said.

Her daughter Jessie made aradiant Maid of Honour in a stunning pale blue dress.

The debutantes were presented to the community by Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell before dancing their hearts out to a traditional waltz, a rock ’n’ roll waltz and the sentimental favourite – the dance of the debutantes with their parents.

“We raised a few thousand dollars just from the raffle, which was actually won by a debutante’s grandmother,” Mrs New said.

“It looks like we’ll be able to start the driver education track before the end of the year.”



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