Miss Booth reigns as Queen of the Holly Realm

Queen of the Holly Realm Alyssa Summerville Booth is presiding over the seasonal festivities celebrating the 124th Holly Ball.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Timothy Booth of White Stone, she is the 123rd young lady to be honored as Holly Ball Queen.

The Holly Ball, the Northern Neck’s oldest traditional Yuletide event, originated in 1895 and began operating as the fundraising arm of the Tidewater Foundation in the 1950s, reported committee member and publicity chairman Patricia Gallagher.

The Tidewater Foundation anticipates the proceeds of the 2019 Holly Ball will have a far-reaching impact on the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula communities, as it disperses funds to a diverse group of…