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Glam up for the debutante ball

Billie Lewis getting prepared for the Mary Vidler Debutante Ball with Janelle Power of Mary Vidler Bridal and Maureen Davy from the Lions Club of Lismore.
Billie Lewis getting prepared for the Mary Vidler Debutante Ball with Janelle Power of Mary Vidler Bridal and Maureen Davy from the Lions Club of Lismore.

The prettiest time of year - when young women make their debut - will roll around in no time, and this year is going to be a particularly grand one.

"The 2012 Mary Vidler Debutante Ball is special because Mary's granddaughter Tihan will be in it, so it's going to be huge," Janelle Power from Mary Vidler Bridal said.

The Mary Vidler Debutante Ball, held in association with the Lions Club of Lismore, will be held in May but preparations are already underway. Maureen Davy, president of the Lions Club of Lismore, did her debut in Lismore herself.

"I encourage the debutantes to come along and enjoy a fantastic moment," Maureen said.

Janelle said there are new gowns that have come in over the school holidays - and this year it's all about embellishments.

"Get in quick girls, the best dresses get snapped up first!" Janelle said.

Billie Lewis said she wants to participate so she can look like a princess for a night.

"Isn't that every girl's dream?"

The serious side to the lovely event is the fundraising. The ball raises vital funds for the Lismore Base Hospital Cancer Care Unit, and last year a total of $6500 was raised from two debs. Instruments for breast reconstruction were purchased with the money.

To sign up for the ball, drop into Mary Vidler Bridal Gowns at 16 Carrington Street, Lismore, or phone 6621 6724.


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