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Miss Dameron crowned queen of the 127th Holly Ball

Ammon Gresham Dunton Jr. was honored for his faithful service to the Tidewater Foundation. Photo by Yours Truly Photography

Emma Clay Dameron on Thursday, December 28, was crowned queen of the 127th Holly Ball at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club.

A student at James Madison University, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Chadwick Dameron of Reedville. She was presented by her father and escorted by Harrison Cablk Williams of Reedville.

Queen Dameron chose as her attendants Corrie Leah Minor and Karla Grace Smith, reported Whitney Lowery of the Holly Ball committee. Minor, the daughter of Steven Larry Minor of Reedville and Kelly Lewis Minor of Reedville, was presented by her father and escorted by Logan Kellum of Reedville. Smith, the daughter of Martha Crandall Smith of Kilmarnock and the late William George Smith, was presented by her brother, William Karas Smith, and escorted by Parker Jett Deihl of Reedville.

Dameron was crowned by the orator of the event, The Hon. Hillary Pugh Kent, who was chosen by 2022 Queen Jessica Lynn Haynie.

As is tradition, Queen Haynie chose a local organization to raise funds for the debutantes’ charitable works. This year’s contributions to the queen’s service project will go to Smith Point Sea Rescue. Queen Haynie raised $4,900 towards the outfitting of a new rescue vessel. 

Among other festivities, Ammon Gresham Dunton Jr. was honored for his faithful service to the Tidewater Foundation. Dunton is retiring as president of the Tidewater Foundation and served tirelessly for 29 years. During his tenure….

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