Thanks to The Bridge Youth Service, Mooroopna's Tash Goldberg got to experience a night she thought she had missed out on - her debutante ball.CHLOE WARBURTON August 27, 2014 3:11am
Tash Goldberg, 17, and Luke Kniese, 18, participated in The Bridge Youth Service debutante ball on Friday last week.
For Mooroopna student Tash Goldberg, her debutante ball was an experience she will never forget — but it was an experience she almost never got to have.
Tash and boyfriend Luke Kniese were among 32 young people who took part in The Bridge Youth Service’s debutante ball on Friday last week.
It was a night organised for those who had missed out on the opportunity to take part in a traditional deb for a variety of reasons — including homelessness, disengagement from school, family issues or pregnancy.
‘‘I hadn’t done my deb because I had some trouble at school,’’ Tash, 17, said.
‘‘It was an experience we got to do together as a couple. The atmosphere was so different on the night — it was good to see everyone be able to be themselves and not worry about what other people thought. It’s something you do for your own benefit — I got to feel beautiful and got to be the person everyone looked at. It was just a confidence boost.’’
The Bridge Youth Service community development officer Jamie Lea said the debutante ball would not have been possible without the help of the community.
The night was a complete success, she said.
‘‘We feel honoured to have been able to give them the chance to shine, to feel special, and can only hope that feeling stays with them for a long time to come,’’ Ms Lea said.
The Bridge Youth Service chief executive Sharon Hensgen-Smith thanked the community for the financial and in-kind support, as well as The Bridge’s board of management and staff, and Berry Street, who worked with The Bridge on the debutante ball.
Brownlow medallist Kevin Murray, who enjoyed a decorated career with Fitzroy Lions, is putting his medals from his playing days on display to help raise funds for Arcadia Country Fire Authority.
Living with a disability will be in the spotlight on Wednesday, December 3 when community organisations compete in an ‘all abilities’ challenge through the streets of Yarrawonga.
Last week Victorian Collections passed a major milestone, with the 50000th historical object record from the state’s heritage collections uploaded to the site.
Echuca-Moama Field and Game Club has a band of dedicated followers for its novelty shoots.
Rochester Elmore District Health Service’s board of management chair Tim Fulton has presented Gayle McConnell and Heather Oliver with long service awards.
Local recovering after workplace injury
Here's a fundraising idea that's hard to beat.
No luck for Finley in Murray Valley cricket.
The falling water level at Lake Eppalock is causing concern, dropping at an alarming rate according to residents.
Moira Shire's best take on former Australian greats for local masters exhibition match.
Deniliquin business Charlie Carp attracts international interest.
A spring Future Orchards walks will be held at Coomboona on Friday November 28 from 9.30am.
Dr John Alexander is 101-yrs-old and has many fond memories of working with the Benalla migrant camp residents from its opening in 1949.
- No Myna Matter - Benalla man rewarded for disposing of more than 300 common myna birds.
- Charges laid over Benalla Golf and Bowls Clubs thefts.
- Benalla annual sheep sale bouyed by good season.
- How-to-vote cards tampered with.
- Yooralla CEO resigns after investigation of sexual abuse of disabled clients by Yooralla workers.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.