On Saturday, May 19 2012 the Quandialla Memorial Hall Scots Debutante Ball was held, where three lovely debs were presented to a wonderful crowd of family and friends.
The evenings’ presentation commenced with Mrs Sarah Ryan, MC, introducing the official party.
The President of the Quandialla Soldiers memorial Hall Mr Robert Reeves accompanied by Mrs Lynell Reeves.
Mr Bryson Troy accompanied by Mrs Dorothy Troy.
Matron of Honour Mrs Maribeth Keir partnered by Mr Barry Keir.
The Secretary of the Quandialla Soldiers Memorial Hall Mrs Marlene Taylor partnered by Mr Trevor Taylor.
The foyer doors were opened to reveal six flower girls looking gorgeous in soft pink dresses standing in an enchanted room decorated with butterflies and flowers.
Each debutante was then introduced, entering the foyer through a lovely decorated arch where they paused ever so slightly for family and friends to admire their lovely gowns.
Following a choreographed routine each flower girl was collected by a debutante or partner and entered the hall to perform a short programme.
Our six flower girls with the assistance of their partners twirled, danced and curtsied to the crowd to everyone’s delight to the lovely music “Green Sleeves”.
At the end of the programme everyone returned to the foyer where our delightful flower girls presented the beautiful posies ready for the presentation to Mr Bryson Troy.
The first debutante to be presented was Miss Hannah Broomby, eldest daughter of David and Kim Broomby of Quandialla.
Hannah was partnered by her brother Sam Broomby.
Hannah was wearing an exquisite gown made of satin with a chiffon overlay featuring a finely rouched fitted empire bodice.
A lovely feature of this gown was a petal organza flower which highlighted the wide shoulder straps that formed a V, both starting from the right side of the bodice front and separated to sit nicely on each shoulder.
Another delightful feature was the herringbone lacing at the back of the bodice and skirt.
Hannah is currently in Year 12 at West Wyalong High School and hopes to study Physiotherapy.
The next debutante to be presented was Miss Sarah McGregor, daughter of Shaun and Kylie Minnick of Quandialla.
Sarah was partnered by Ryan Forsyth, son of Dean and Debbie Forsyth of Quandialla.
Sarah’s elegant gown was a strapless delustred satin A-line style with a sweetheart neckline, the front bodice featured delicate beading.
The A-line skirt had a front overlay that formed a striking V feature on the front of the skirt this was finished off by a fabric band under the bodice which became a long tie at the back of her gown.
Sarah is currently doing Certificate III in Business Administration and hopes to run her own business one day.
Our last debutante for the evening was Miss Rebecca Verde, daughter of Michael Verde of Bimbi and Kellie Brien of Young.
Rebecca was partnered by Lachlan Minnick, son of Kirsten Minnick of Dubbo and Christian McAlister of Quandialla.
Rebecca wore a beautiful flowing chiffon gown.
The bodice front featured a sweetheart neckline and was decorated with lovely beads and sequins.
The back bodice featured delicate shirring across the chiffon fabric.
Another feature was a chiffon tie halter neckline that started and finished at the centre of the front bodice and draped down the front of her gown.
Rebecca is doing Year 11 through OTEN and her dream is to own her own business.
The flower girls looked picture perfect in lovely sleeveless dresses with a full gathered skirt made of soft pink delustred satin.
The flower girls for the evening were Miss Laura Vonthein, Miss Skye Pockley, Miss Sophia Huxtable, Miss Ellie Kessey-Francis, Miss Alexandria McAlister and Miss Emily Amey.
Mr Bryson Troy opened the Ball, Miss Hannah Broomby responded for the debutantes and thanked everyone concerned with making such a wonderful night.
All Debs gathered to cut the Debutante Cake which was a delicious mud cake, made by Mrs Kathy Smith and beautifully decorated by Mrs Bev Kelly.
To complete their presentation the Debutantes and partners then danced to the “Blue Danube”, and then surprised everyone present by dancing the “Macarena” with family and friends joining in.
A great night was then had by all with dancing to music from “The Young Ones”.