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Daytime debs step out in style

Thursday, 17th April, 2008

The city's senior ladies wound back the clock at the Anzac Hall yesterday as the Home and Community Centre held its first ever Seniors Deb Ball.

The 13 debutantes each arrived in a different vintage car, with pink, purple and winter hues the popular choice for outfits.

They were partnered by local gents of all ages, and were received by the Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley in a short ceremony.

With the formalities over it was then onto the dance floor, where the ladies put on an energetic floor routine before a display of traditional slow dancing.

Ms Ley said she was impressed by the amount of effort put into the ball by both the debutantes and organisers, and commended HACC on making the day such a success.

"I think it's a terriffic initiative for Broken Hill. I don't know if there's been a seniors deb here before but I hope they have one every year," she said.

"I've been very impressed with the HACC service since I've been representing Broken Hill and this is just another example of how caring the organisation is.

"And for the debs themselves it's a wonderful opportunity to get out, party and socialise.

"Can I just say that the senior debs here today are every bit as beautiful as the junior debs I saw in Albury last week?"

HACC General Manager Michael Bruggy thanked all the sponsors and volunteers for their efforts, and said the event had turned out better than he could have imagined.

"It's been fantastic. It's been really successful as far as we're conerned," he said.

"The numbers have been terriffic. We thought if we got 80 or 90 people we'd be going well, but we ended up selling 194 tickets.

"The chance of getting out and having a daytime show is unique, and we were worried it might not take off, but it has.

"And the (debutantes) were so good. They were like little kids again, anxious and excited, and they were all dressed beautifully.

"It's just been a wonderful day. I couldn't pick a fault anywhere."

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