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22 to make debuts at 118th Annual Holly Ball

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The 22 Holly Ball debutantes include, front row from left, Paige Nelson Pittman, Lauren Brooke Hudnall, Lauren Brooke Brent, Anne Austin Carden, Kathryn Gordon Passagaluppi, Taylor Nicole Childress and Sarah Grace Hurley; second row, Emma Kehlbeck, Olivia Grace Haase, Hannah Elizabeth Rogers, Cassie Christine Haydon, Leanna Elisabeth Hall and Caitlyn Louise Cralle; third row, Hannah Morgan Smith, Elizabeth Spotswood Hudnall, Jessica Taylor Rew, Rachel Lee Berger, Megan Grace Knight and Elizabeth McCarthy; fourth row, Micaela Rowell Pittman, Alexis Kendall Lee Bruzgul and Somerville Gwathmey Glubiak.

The Holly Ball Committee has announced the names of the 22 young ladies who will be presented at the 118th Holly Ball to be held at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club in Kilmarnock on Saturday, December 28, beginning at 7 p.m.

The Holly Ball, the fund-raising charitable arm supporting The Tidewater Foundation, was pleased to make a variety of contributions in 2013 and to many worthy entities in and around the Northern Neck and Tidewater areas. 

“The Holly Ball Committee delights in observing these young ladies embrace a time-honored tradition and mission of preserving a philanthropic legacy of giving back,” said Amy Humphreys of the Holly Ball Committee. “The events hosted by the debutantes during the festive holiday season unite these young women and foster a spirit of altruistic advocacy. They also inspire the formation of new and genuine lifelong friendships among likeminded women who wholeheartedly endorse returning gifts bestowed upon them to charitable organizations.”

Miss Elizabeth Lee Rogers of Reedville will reign as Queen of the Holly Realm. Miss Rogers, a student at Longwood College, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Neale Rogers.

The debutantes to be presented this year are Miss Rachel Lee Berger, a student at Radford University, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dandridge Ladell Pierson of Warsaw; Miss Lauren Brooke Brent, a student at Christopher Newport University, daughter of Ms. Kimberly Ann Haynie of Lancaster; Miss Alexis Kendall Lee Bruzgul, a student at Virginia Tech, daughter of Ms. Kendall Stoneham of Lancaster and Mr. Joseph Bruzgul of Orchard Park, N.Y.; Miss Anne Austin Carden, a student at the University of Virginia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor Carden Jr. of Charlottesville; Miss Taylor Nicole Childress, a student at Bridgewater College, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Britt Swann of Callao.

Also, Miss Caitlyn Louise Cralle, a student at the College of William and Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Cralle of Callao; Miss Somerville Gwathmey Glubiak, a student at George Washington University, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gerard Glubiak of Walkerton; Miss Olivia Grace Haase, a student of Mars Hill University, daughter of Ms. Lisa Carol Crenshaw Haase of Hopewell; Miss Leanna Elisabeth Hall, a student at Virginia Commonwealth University, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Anthony Hall of Burgess; Miss Cassie Christine Haydon, a student at Rappahannock Community College, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Harding of Lancaster, and Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Joseph Haydon of Lancaster; Miss Lauren Brooke Hudnall, a student at Christopher Newport University, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Palmer Hudnall of Kilmarnock; Miss Elizabeth Spotswood Hudnall, a student at James Madison University, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hudnall of Wicomico Church; Miss Sarah Grace Hurley, a student at Wofford College, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boyd Hurley Jr. of Urbanna; Miss Emma Kehlbeck, a student at University of California-Berkley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kehlbeck of Marshall, Mich.

Also, Miss Megan Grace Knight, a student at the University of Virginia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edwin Knight of Warsaw; Miss Elizabeth McCarthy, a student at Longwood University, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McCarthy of Dunnsville; Miss Kathryn Gordon Passagaluppi, a student at the University of Mississippi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Passagaluppi of Tappahannock; Miss Micaela Rowell Pittman, a student of Longwood University, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Pittman of Lancaster; Miss Paige Nelson Pittman, a student at Rappahannock Community College, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Nelson Pittman of Lancaster; Miss Jessica Taylor Rew, a student at Bridgewater College, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Michael Rew of Heathsville; Miss Hannah Elizabeth Rogers, a student at Randolph-Macon College, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ray Rogers III of Reedville; and Hannah Morgan Smith, a student at James Madison University, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Roger Smith of Kilmarnock.

posted 12.11.2013

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