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Jack Manning (19) places a slice of white bread over his eyes to help himself sleep on a couch on the back of a pick up truck ('Ute') at the Ariah Park, Bachelor and Spinster ball. <br />
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Known to locals as simply B&S balls, the events are held regularly in rural towns, run by local volunteers, the balls help raise funds for the community. Historically the B&S balls were centred on country people trying to find a partner, but now the focus has shifted to partying, heavy drinking and meeting up with new and old friends, some of who live many hours away.