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Thank Heaven for Little Girls

Hedonia Club ball presents 13 junior debutantes


Hedonia Club of Waco will host another elegant event for its 75th annual Presentation Ball at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 26 at the newly renovated Ridgewood Country Club.

This year the spotlight will be on 13 junior debutantes: Miss Holley Marie Anderson, Miss Caitlin Sechrist Brennan, Miss Camille Taylor Britt, Miss Lella Sue McClane Brown, Miss Samantha Lee Brown, Miss Juliana Katherine Bush, Miss Lauren Audrey Dunham, Miss Mary Brigitte Eichenberg, Miss Georgia Grace Hamby, Miss Megan Kathleen Rice, Miss Sydney Ann Sharp, Miss Sophia Gwendolyn Swenke and Miss Brynley Tatum Thomas.

Hedonia Club hosts a black tie ball every November where debutantes are presented to their family, friends and club members — a time-honored tradition. The number of debutantes ebbs and flows from year to year, said Matt Stephens, club president, so this is the third year Hedonia has included the presentation of junior debutantes in the festivities.

“It is a year when we are focusing on having a great party and having fun with our junior debutantes,” Stephens said. “It is a great group of girls and families this year, and the intent is for the girls to remember the experience and want to be presented when they are in college…

By Gretchen Eichenberg
Photograph by Doug Fitzjarrell
Find the full article on page 110 of the November 2011 Wacoan magazine