Lucky 13 belles of the ball
IT WILL be a night to remember for 13 young girls making their debut tonight.
One of those girls being presented at the St Mark's Anglican Debutante Ball is Jillian Bath.
The 16-year-old is the first in her family to make a debut and is incredibly excited.
"I didn't really know what a deb was," she said.
"I started going to practice and learning the dances and ever since then I've been looking forward to it.
"It's going to be such a pretty event."
Although Jillian is excited, she's also a bit nervous something may go wrong.
"I keep having this thought someone may drive past and splash my white dress with mud," she joked.
"I hope I don't fall over or rip my dress."
The event will be held at St Mary's hall on Wood St and tickets can still be purchased at the door.
It will run from 7.30pm until midnight.
The St Mark's ball committee's Elaine Stewart said organisers were looking forward to a great night.
"They've (the debutantes) all been working very hard to learn many dances over the past few weeks," she said.
"They seem to be really enjoying them.
"They have learnt enough to be able to dance the night away."
And to look after those precious ball gowns.