ON FRIDAY, June 29, 12 young Upper Hunter women made their social debut.
Errol and Beryl Bates organised the St Luke’s Anglican debutante ball and taught the girls and their partners how to dance.
Mrs Bates said the group were a pleasure to teach.
“They were a terrific group of young people, a delight to be around and a pleasure to teach,” she said. “We tried to make the practices fun and from the feedback they all enjoyed the experience.
“They learnt three dances, which they did to perfection. On the night the girls looked beautiful and the boys looked dashing.”
The debutantes were presented to Father Scott Dulley, rector of the Muswellbrook parish, and the matron of honour was Helen Wicks.
Sophie Hine and Kathryn Fardell thanked everyone on behalf of the debutantes and
their partners and presented a beautiful bunch of flowers to Mr and Mrs Bates.
This year the debut was all a little more special for the Bates, as their granddaughter
was one of the debutantes.
The debut would not have been possible without the kind support of Fr Glen Hughes and
his wife Jo, Warren and the staff at the Scone Bowling Club, Blooms Nursery, David Hill, Chick Taylor, Lawrence, Joan Manning and That’s Rhythm.