Holly Ball tradition continues with support from Rogers and Rice families

For some, the 2018 Holly Ball will be the crowning event of the holiday season in the Northern Neck.

Families and friends will gather to catch a glimpse of beautiful young ladies in white dresses as they are presented to society, said publicity chairman Patricia Gallagher.

Standing beside each debutante will be a handsome fresh faced young man in shiny black shoes and a tuxedo, said Gallagher. As he stands straight and tall, he ponders the steps of the figure and questions if his deb will be crowned queen.

Over the years, a long line of young men have escorted sisters, cousins, friends and sometimes the love of their life but are mostly unnoticed in…