Dr. Elizabeth H. Crowther to serve as orator for the 124th Holly Ball

Northumberland County debutantes from left are (front row) Brantley Marie Swift, Brittany Michelle White and Trinity Ann Taylor; (next row) Latney Grace Hodges and Meredith Peyton Wilmer.

Dr. Elizabeth Hinton Crowther will serve as the orator for the 124th Holly Ball.

The black tie invitational charity event to benefit the Tidewater Foundation will be held at 7 p.m. December 28 at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock.

Proceeds reach the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula communities through grants from the foundation, reported committee member and publicity chairman Patricia Gallagher.

Each year the Holly Ball queen selects an outstanding member of the community to provide the annual oration on a topic relating to the spirit and origin of the ball…