Originally Published: June 1985
A capacity crowd is expected at Murwillumbah Masonic Centenary Ball to be held at the civic centre on Friday June 14.
A special debutante presentation, in keeping with the centenary of masonry on the Tweed, has been organised. Twenty five lovely girls will also dance the minuet.
The girls will be presented to Right Worshipful Brother Col Merrin, Past Grand Master, who on this occasion will represent the Grand Master of the United Lodge of NSW, Most Worshipful Bro Harold Coates OBE.
This is the 12th ball since their introduction in 1974 and one of the original flowergirls, Rhonda Hawkins, will be making her debut.
Rhonda’s mother has made most of the debutante cakes during the years.
On this occasion the two flower girls and page boy are children of previous debutantes. They are Anita Dusi, Kylie Butler and Daniel Philip.
Hot supper will be served and the function is fully licensed. Music from old time to rock will be provided by popular district group Trilogy.
Bookings can be made at Raywards.
Provision for family photos has been made and the occasion will be video taped.
The ball is being held as part of the centenary of Lodge Tweed, which first met at the Junction Hotel at Tumbulgum.
Lodge Tweed is host Lodge and host and hostess are Worshipful Master George King and his wife Nora.
The debutantes have been trained by Mrs Joyce Buchanan and Madeline Pearce. They will be escorted into the hall by Past Masters of district lodges.
A special centenary wine glass, struck for the occasion, will be available at the ball.