BIG NIGHT: South Burnett's debutantes will be presented at the ball.
BIG NIGHT: South Burnett's debutantes will be presented at the ball. Marc Stapelberg

Old-time tradition still alive at Kumbia's debutante ball

KUMBIA is hosting the 13th South Burnett Debutante Ball this weekend.

The dance will be held on Saturday, June 16, in the historic Kumbia Memorial Hall.

Debutante Ball representative Jules Entwistle said the Diamonds dance band from Toowoomba would provide the live music to keep everyone dancing all evening long.

"This event is open to the public and would particularly interest people who would love to see the old-time tradition of debutantes and their partners ballroom dancing,” she said.

"The debs are being presented to the guests, as well as people who enjoy old-time dancing to live music.”

Established in 1990, the Kumbia event is the South Burnett's longest- running debutante ball.

All proceeds from the charity night will go to the RACQ's LifeFlight Foundation.

"It's a cause close to many South Burnett hearts as it has helped save so many lives in this district,” Ms Entwistle said.

The doors of the Kumbia Memorial Hall on Bell St will open to the community from 7pm.

A light supper will be provided and a cash bar will be open for drink purchases.

Tickets are available at the door. Prices start from $20 for adults, $15 for high school students and $10 for primary students.

For more information, see the Kumbia Debutante Ball Facebook page.

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