Debutantes take to stage

A CROWD of 300 gathered to see 22 debutantes and their partners presented to South Australian Country Women’s Association state president Linda Bertram and Lock CWA president Merilyn Kelly at the Lock CWA 70th birthday debutante ball at the weekend.

In keeping with the Starry Nights theme, silver stars adorned the stage, hall and ceilings with twinkling lights amongst tulle decorating the stage, steps and surrounds. 

Each debutante began their presentation sitting on a golden moon on stage before being escorted down the stage steps to the official party.

Aged between five and 16, all debutantes and partners showcased their dancing skills, followed by the juniors and seniors performing a separate dance.

Mrs Bertram encouraged the Lock community to continue in the spirit that brought to fruition such a wonderful family spectacular. 

Coming from a small country town background Mrs Bertram said she understood they dynamics involved in keeping small communities vibrant.

She then presented each participant with a certificate before each debutante and partner had the first dance with their parent or special person.

Profits from the night will go toward the Lock Hall to assist with further upgrades.


Pictured are: back: Adelaide Cooper, Samuel Pearce, Charlie Holman, Henry Goldfinch, Darcy Goldfinch, Fletcher Kammermann, Harrison Wright, Nicholas Pearce, Macaulay Glover; middle: Gabrielle Cooper, Hannah Zerk, Amy Bohdal, Kristie Holman, Ella Wheare, Mikala Baines, Alyssa Siebert, Sophie Proctor, Maddisen Kammermann, SACWA State President Mrs Linda Bertram, Lock CWA President Merilyn Kelly; front: Jonte Durdin, Bowden Hitchcock, Bailee Gray, Cooper Hodge, Cayley Gray, Byamba Nyamdorj, Lily Boehm, Lochie Durdin, Matilda Cummins, Nate Siebert, Kate Zacher, Joshua Kammermann, Sophie Morton, Tait Hetzel, Bella Agars, Aden Gray, Anabell Bowey, Kurt Hetzel, Eva Agars, Cameron Glover, Georgia Kay, Jye Gray and Daria Nyamdorj.

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