The Winter Ball Preparing for the Winter Ball In Centennial Park, preparations are being made for a New Year’s Eve celebration. But, for the Fundamentalist Mormons of Centennial Park, there will be no wild dancing and no champagne toast at midnight. Instead, the community will hold a Victorian era themed New Year’s Eve ballroom dance. Ball Drop The Missionaries place balloons in a net to drop at the New Year's Eve dance. The dance is a way to celebrate the New Year as a community, and for the kids to enjoy time together in a wholesome, good, clean fun way. It’s also a chance for the younger generations to learn the traditional ways and social graces of their elders. Big Dance Arthur, a town elder, is spearheading the event. Arthur has enlisted the community’s Missionaries to help prepare for the party, from blowing up balloons to hanging the net for the ball drop. Hanging the Balloon Net A Missionary helps hang the net of balloons for the New Year's Eve dance. Growing up in a fundamentalist household, contact with the opposite sex is limited. The one-on-one physical contact at the New Years dance is rare. Decorating for the Ball The Missionaries hang the net full of balloons in the community center for the New Year's Eve dance. Annual Ball Young community members of Centennial Park dance at the annual New Year's Eve Ball. Young Attendees One of the Centennial Park boys in costume at the New Year's Eve Ball. Chance to Dance Young women sit and wait for their chance to dance at the New Year's Eve Ball. Rose Marie, 18, has been praying for two years for an inspiration from God for whom she should marry, and was nervous to attend, but willing to abide by her mother’s wishes to dance with at least five young men. 1 comments   Get Livefyre FAQ Sign in + Follow Post comment Link Newest | Oldest Mike Jacobs 5pts Howdy!I'm new to the site, but not to NatGeoTV. Loved "The 80's" and just caught Polygamy USA last night. Pretty interesting, but, oh, those poor mothers!