Queen Macy Stuart Swift will preside at Holly Ball

Reigning Queen Macy Stuart Swift

Queen Macy Stuart Swift will preside over the seasonal festivities celebrating the 122nd Holly Ball.

The Holly Ball originated in 1895 and began operating as the fundraising arm of the Tidewater Foundation in the 1950s, reported committee member Patricia Gallagher.

The Tidewater Foundation anticipates the proceeds of the 2017 Holly Ball will have a far-reaching impact on Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula communities, as it disperses funds to a diverse group of recipients.

As reigning Holly Ball Queen, Miss Swift will act as the official hostess of the gala fundraiser. The Swift family has chosen Del. Margaret Ransone to serve as the orator…