For any young woman, making her Debutante Ball is a milestone in society.
The deb, as we Aussie's like to call it, is an event where young women are introduced to society through social etiquette and appropriate morals.
The Catholic Ball has been part of the Lithgow community for many years where the whole town comes together for a night to celebrate amazing young women.
Each year the ladies and their partners spend weeks learning ballroom dancing ready for the big night where the girls glam up in their white dresses, slip on their heels and gloves, and the boys look dashing in their black suits.
For this year's deb ball, things are a little different thanks to a pandemic which has caused disruption to tradition.
The Lithgow Catholic Ball was due to be held on Friday, May 22 in the Civic Ballroom at Lithgow Showground but due to coronavirus restrictions the ball has been postponed.
For one young debutante, the Catholic Ball is an event close to her heart.
Sixteen year-old Halle Roberts was a flower girl at a past ball and she also has a grandmother who was a past matron of honour, a mother and a sister who have made their debuts in Lithgow.
"I think making my debut would be a really great experience.
"It's been a tradition in my family for a long time, she said.
Halle was devastated when the ball had been postponed but she was hopeful to make her debut later in the year.
"It is a shame that the coronavirus has affected so many events including the ball..
"It was something I was really looking forward to, but I guess it's a small price to pay for everyone's wellbeing," she said.
At this stage the committee has hoped to postpone the ball to November 20 pending coronavirus restrictions.
Halle said she had already bought her dress and it would be a shame if she didn't get the opportunity to wear it.
"I already have my dress and we did start dance practice prior to the coronavirus but hopefully we will get to restart in September," she said.
She said it would be a shame to see the ball completely cancelled as it's a well-known tradition in the Lithgow community.
"2020 will certainly be a year to remember and if the ball is to go ahead in November, it would be a great way to end such a crazy year," she said.
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