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By Ray White Whitsunday

A Whitsunday mother-daughter duo has planned a night of glitz and glamour to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts.

Cannon Valley’s Jasmine Kratz and daughter Isabelle are hosting the Belle of the Ball event on Saturday in support of the Scarlett May Foundation, which was set up in memory of Isabelle’s cousin.

Scarlett sadly died when she was 10 months old from a rare genetic condition called Gaucher’s Disease Type 2, which had caused her to periodically stop breathing among other symptoms.

Isabelle, 14, decided to raise money for the cause because she is a finalist in the Miss Diamond International Modelling Pageant and the event focuses on creating a platform for fundraising and raising awareness for causes.

Mother Jasmine said Belle of the Ball would include a variety of fun features for the younger generation.

“We decided we wanted to do something fun for the community and after all the adults’ events and balls, the kids and teens deserved an opportunity to dress up and dance the night away, so Belle of the Ball was born,” she said.

It was planned for March 2020, as was the Miss Diamond finals in April 2020, but we had to postpone due to Covid.

“We are now ready for a fantastic night of live music, a fashion parade, dance performances and raffles with some amazing prizes.”

Isabelle Kratz pictured at Miss Fashion Week International in Dallas wearing a Kiki Wang design. Photo: Craig Block

Princesses and princes of all ages are welcome and parent supervision is required.
Tiaras and flower crowns are also available and there will be a professional photographer, makeup artist for the glitter station and a cash bar.

Canapes of hot and cold food will be served.

Tickets are $50 for adults, $30 for children aged two to 13 and $140 for a family of two adults and two children.

The event will be held at the Coral Sea Resort from 6-10pm Saturday, March 27, and tickets can be bought here.

For those who are not able to attend but would like to donate, click here.

The Miss Diamond International Modelling Pageant finals will take place in Brisbane on April 17.

Source: Whitsunday Times

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