29 to make debut at 125th Holly Ball

2021 debutantes from left are (front row) Grace Algeier, Alice Jane Allen, Abigail Boone, Ashley Burgess, Madisyn Carson and Virginia Davis; (next row) Madison Giese, Alexandra Harris, Frances Hope, Jessica Medlin, Grace Oren and Kayla Oren; (next row) Emily Rice, Kirsten Smith, Leah Vanlandingham and Elle Williams.

The Holly Ball Committee recently released the names of 29 young ladies who will be presented at the 125th Tidewater Assembly Holly Ball. The ball will be held at 7 p.m. December 28 at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club (ICYCC).

2020 debutantes from left are (front row) Regan Allen, Caroline Andrews and Kaallie Dawson; (next row) Anne DeShazo, Kennedy Jones, Makayla Lewis and Riley Molineaux; (next row) Morgan Nelson, Amme Saunders, Victoria Simmons, Taylor Vaughn and Madelyn Scholtes.

This event dates to 1895 and has been held annually with the exception of 1902 and during World War 1 and World War 11. In 2020, it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are delighted that this year’s ball will incorporate the presentation of the 2020 and 2021 debutantes, the pairing of two groups of debutantes being a first in the history of this long-standing Northern Neck Yuletide event,” said publicity coordinator Virginia Crowther Ritter. “We have been looking forward to hosting this ball for over a year and….

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