Miss Bea crowned Holly Ball Queen

From left are (front row) 2016 Queen Macy Stuart Swift and 2017 Queen Trinity Dabriel Bea; (next row) Mr. Kyle Shaun McNamee and Del. Margaret Bevans Ransone.

From left, the 2017 debutantes are (front row) Miss Harley Jean Haydon, Miss Tiffany Nicole White, Miss Jillian Sawyer Jett, Miss Cammeron Nicole Wilkins, Miss Kelsey Blair Keyser and Miss Trinity Dabriel Bea; (next row) Miss Connor Nicole Pemberton, Miss Shelby Lynn Davis, Miss Meghan Samantha Shores, Miss Abby Lynn Wilson and Miss Carlie Rebecca Pemberton; (next row) Miss Jenna Blake Whelan and Miss Laura Marie Milstead.

Miss Trinity Dabriel Bea of Burgess was crowned Queen of the Holly Realm on Friday, December 29, at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club in Kilmarnock.

Miss Bea was selected through popular vote by those attending the 122nd Holly Ball. Miss Bea will serve as queen next December at the 123rd Holly Ball, the Tidewater Foundation’s fundraising arm. Thirteen Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula area debutantes were presented at the annual Holly Ball.

Orator Del. Margaret Bevans Ransone of Kinsale crowned Miss Bea with the traditional crown worn by former queens, reported Amy Humphreys of the publicity committee.

The crowning of Miss Bea marks the first time an African-American will reign as queen of the Holly Realm…



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