Photo by Christina McDonald
For the third consecutive year Arrowtown's Bachelor and
Bachelorette's Ball is helping people meet others in a
The ball will be held on Saturday. Pictured are organisers
Allie Blair (left) and Bridget Paape.
Ms Blair said the two previous balls, which were sparked by
an idea of Ms Paape's, at0tracted between 120-140 people.
''It's quite transient here. People who arrive here and are
single generally find it hard to meet people.
''It's also about making friendships,'' she said, adding she
knew of two women who wanted to go to last year's ball but
were reluctant to go without a friend.
Love is also a possibility.
''One couple who met the first year are still together.''
She said the man bought a ticket, then tried to sell it but
was unable to, and ended up going to the ball and meeting
The ball will be held at Arrowtown's Athenaeum Hall on
Saturday. Tickets are $70.
REPORT & PHOTO: CHRISTINA MCDONALD