Traditional Holly Ball gala to resume Tuesday

Northumberland County debutantes from left are Ashley Burgess, Emily Ruth Rice, Amme Lynn Saunders, Elle McKee Williams and Virginia Claire Davis.
Lancaster County debutantes from left are (front row) Madison Elizabeth Giese and Riley Brook Molineaux; (next row) Grace Ashley Oren and Kayla Marie Oren; (next row) Victoria Ann Simmons and Kirsten Blair Smith.

The 125th Holly Ball will be celebrated Tuesday, December 28, at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club. This festive occasion will be celebrated by the 29 debutantes, their families and friends.

Originating in 1895 by Mr. John Armistead Palmer whose vision it was to honor a local belle as the “Queen of Holly,” the Holly Ball enjoys a long-honored tradition of supporting many financial needs of neighboring localities, reported publicity chairman Patricia Gallagher. The Tidewater Foundation, the arm of philanthropy for the Holly Ball, distributes proceeds to civic, educational and charitable groups.

The gala will commence at 7 p.m. with reigning Queen Elizabeth Anne Kellum. The presentation of debutantes will begin at 8 p.m. with a grand processional and….[to-view-more]