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Three generations of Deb tradition

NIGHT OF NIGHTS: Sarah Drescher, with her grandmother’s deb gown, is looking forward to her presentation at St Patrick’s Ball next week.
NIGHT OF NIGHTS: Sarah Drescher, with her grandmother’s deb gown, is looking forward to her presentation at St Patrick’s Ball next week. Renee Pilcher

JUDITH Kaiser has beautiful memories of her debut at Brisbane's Cloudland in 1958.

And she hopes her granddaughter Sarah Drescher will enjoy her special occasion at this month's St Patrick's 80th Anniversary Presentation Ball.

Sarah's presentation will make it three generations of women in her family to make their “debut”, although now, being inclusive of young men, it's called a “presentation”.

“It's just as important for the boys as the girls these days,” Sarah's mum Karen pointed out.

For Judith, the night is about “making memories”.

“It is a special night,” she said.

“You get glammed up and you make wonderful memories.”

St Patrick's College student Sarah said continuing the family tradition is important and meaningful for her and she was looking forward to the experience.

“Originally, it was introducing the girls to society,” Karen said, who made her debut at St Patrick's in Beenleigh. Now it's about doing something special for the whole family. It's something you never forget.”

The general public is invited to come along and enjoy the occasion on Saturday, June 27 at the Pavilion, Gympie Showgrounds.

Tickets are $55 per head and available from LJ Hooker Gympie. For more information contact Kathy Rinehart 5482 7537 or Dave Connors 5482 4127.

Gympie Times


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