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Katherine Times Wed 20 May 2015



Katherine Times Wed 20 May 2015


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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www.katherinetimes.com.au KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY MAY 20 2015 7 Katherinites ready to debut ONE, TWO, THREE: Participants get put through their paces ahead of the Katherine Debutante Ball. PREPARATIONS for the 2015 Katherine Debutante Ball are firmly underway, with a strong contingent of 26 debutantes and their partners set to take part. Held on the June 13 at 6pm at the Katherine Museum, the event is the culmination of weeks of preparation. Event spokeswoman Lauren Reed told the Katherine Times this week that organisers were thrilled to see the new class of debutants carrying on the tradition. Each week, the kids are practising all of their dances in preparation for the ball, and the girls have been busy selecting their dresses for the evening, Mrs Reed said. Tickets to the ball are $60, which includes dinner and live entertainment. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Katherine Museum. Mrs Reed said anyone interesting in attending the ball could contact the museum on 8972 3945 for tickets. Over $350 value for only $190 The Cutting Edge Gwendoline Drive, Katherine. Phone 8971 0222 for appointments. TREAT YOURSELF THIS DRY SEASON! Moroccan Oil Yoga Bag AW1672175 20%OFF 10off % Jewellery EFT and cash only Excludes lay-bys and already marked down items SALE STARTS WEDNESDAY MAY 20 AND ENDS SATURDAY MAY 24 A W 16 72 12 6 >> news Volunteers needed ahead of 2015 Territory bushfire season UNDER THE PUMP: Katherine needs more volunteer firefighters urgently. VOLUNTEERING comes in many forms but, in the Top End, firefighting may be one of the most challenging-yetessential services people can support in a rural community like Katherine. The Katherine Volunteer Bushfire Brigade is currently operating on a skeleton crew and the group has sounded a call to action in a bid to find new team members ahead of this years bushfire season. A KVBB spokeswoman said more volunteers meant a safer community. Numbers might be there on paper, but lack of attendance because of commitments such as work, family, school, bush trips and the like creates a heavy burden on a few dedicated members, the spokeswoman said. We need to increase our active firefighting membership significantly. KVBB members can attend fires up to 50 kilometres from the towns post office, as this is the Katherine fire protection zone. Fortunately, we are well supported and often under the leadership of Bushfires NT staff, as well as having great collaboration with the Edith Farms Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, who have many residents contributing in order to protect their rural community from the devastation of fire, the spokeswoman said. If you are interested in becoming a KVBB member, call Bob on 0429 191 684 or email katherinevbb@gmail.com.