Anna Giles and her partner Branden Zandstra lead the party out.
Anna Giles and her partner Branden Zandstra lead the party out. LEIGH JENSEN

Coffs grand debutante ball

IT may have been 11 years since Coffs Harbour saw its last presentation of debutantes but it was well worth the wait.

The Coffs Coast Freemasons Association Grand Charity Debutante Ball, held at the Coffs Harbour Racing Club on Saturday night, went off without a hitch as Coffs Harbour’s young beauties made their debut into society in style.

“It was a fantastic evening,” Coffs Coast Freemason’s committee member Geoff Greenaway said.

“We were a couple of debs short due to some mishaps – one girl got chicken pox – but other than that it was a great event.

“The progress the debs and their partners made was fantastic – a couple of weeks ago they didn’t know the dance but they did everything fantastically on the night.”

The NSW and ACT Freemasons Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Dr Gregory Levenson was on hand to receive the girls, which was an honour in itself.

“The Grand Master doesn’t attend many events so that was a great thing for us,” Mr Greenaway said.

A major highlight of the night was handing over a $100,000 cheque to the CANDO Cancer Trust in Coffs Harbour.

“We raised that money in just over 14 months which was fantastic,” he said.

Mr Greenaway said they were seriously considering hosting another deb ball next year.



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