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Elizabeth Rogers crowned Queen of the Holly Realm

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The 2012 court of the Holly Ball includes, front row from left, Jessica Rémy Enoch, Carter Elizabeth Clark, Queen Elizabeth Lee Rogers and 2011 Queen LeighAnna Virginia Morris; second row, from left, Ammon Dunton Jr., Andrew William Reynolds, Travis Michael Myers, Nathan Parker Altaffer, Rob Wittman and Jackson Hart Morris.

Miss Elizabeth Lee Rogers of Reedville was crowned Queen of the Holly Realm on Friday, December 28, at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club in Kilmarnock. Miss Rogers was chosen to serve as the 117th Queen of the Holly Ball, the Tidewater Foundation’s fund-raising arm. Twenty-one Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula area debutantes were presented at this year’s annual Holly Ball.

Congressman Rob Wittman of Montross provided an eloquent oration for the gala event and crowned Miss Elizabeth Lee Rogers with the traditional crown worn by former queens.

Miss Rogers succeeds reigning Queen Miss LeighAnna Virginia Morris of Warsaw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hart Morris IV of Warsaw. 

Miss Rogers is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Neale Rogers of Reedville. She was presented by her father, and escorted by Mr. Nathan Parker Altaffer. Miss Rogers chose as her attendants Miss Carter Elizabeth Clark of White Stone, and Miss Jessica Rémy Enoch of Glen Allen. Miss Clark was presented by her father and escorted by Mr. Travis Michael Myers, and Miss Enoch was presented by her father and escorted by Mr. Andrew William Reynolds.

Mr. Ammon Dunton Jr. served as master of ceremonies for the event. 

Ushers serving at the 117th Holly Ball were Mr. William Somerville Clarke of Kilmarnock, Mr. Adam Tyler Dunaway of Kilmarnock, Mr. Joseph Hubbard Humphreys III of White Stone, and Mr. Trevor Austin Smith of Lancaster.

The proceeds from the Holly Ball are dispersed by the Tidewater Foundation to a variety of charitable organizations, supporting education and youth in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. During the last decade, the Tidewater Foundation, via its philanthropic and stewardship initiatives, has contributed approximately a quarter of a million dollars to local entities. In early 2012 the Tidewater Foundation made contributions to a variety of worthy causes, made possible by the proceeds of the 116th Holly Ball in 2011.

posted 01.02.2013

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