Donna-Louise Bishop, Reporter
Friday, April 4, 2014
For one night only a group of girlguides from north Norfolk ditched the t-shirts and neck scarfs for an evening of glitz and glamour.
Dressed in elegant ball gowns, more than 130 Brownies attended the division’s ball to celebrate the national organisation’s 100th birthday.
From Holt to North Walsham to Cawston, excited youngsters from the different groups gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Worstead to walk down the pink carpet.
But the real surprise was delivered when organiser Rosie Elliott, North Walsham district commissioner, was presented with a prestigious award.
Pat Pinnington, girlguiding Norfolk county commissioner, made the announcement at the ball before handing over a county commissioner’s commendation and a 10 year pin to symbolise a decade of hard work with the Brownies.
A “proud” Ms Elliott said: “This ball is a celebration and a chance for us all to have fun together.
“It’s the first thing we’ve done on this scale and it is amazing to see them dressed in their ball gowns as you don’t always see them in these types of clothes.
“I hope everyone remembers the special celebration to mark the 100 years.”
So swapping badge collecting for dancing the YMCA, the children danced the night away and enjoyed playing party games, a birthday meal and cake.
• See more in Monday’s papers.