The Debutante Diaries

Dallas Symphony debs prep for Presentation Ball with holiday tradition

Dallas Symphony debs prep for Presentation Ball with holiday tradition

Group photo 2017 Debutantes
2017 Dallas Symphony Orchestra League debutantes  Photo by James French
Karen and Stephen Jones with debutante daughter Caroline Jones and grandparents Jerry and Gene Jones
Karen Jones, Stephen Jones, Caroline Jones, Jerry Jones, Gene Jones  Photo by Deborah Brown
 Presentation Ball Co-Chairs Therese Rourk, Eleanor Bond, Lissy Donosky, DSOL President Sandy Secor, Presentation Ball Chair Jolie Humphrey, co-chairs Dixey Arterburn, Ginger Sager and Kim Brannon
Presentation Ball co-chairs Therese Rourk, Eleanor Bond, Lissy Donosky, DSOL president Sandy Secor, Presentation Ball chair Jolie Humphrey, Presentation Ball co-chairs Dixey Arterburn, Ginger Sager, and Kim Brannon Photo by James French
Cameron Malakoff and Lauren Axmann
Cameron Malakoff, Lauren Axmann Photo by Deborah Brown
Kennedy and Jason Downing with debutante Caroline Downing, Laura Downing and Katherine Downin
Kennedy Downing, Jason Downing, Carolina Downing, Laura Downing, Katherine Downing  Photo by Deborah Brown
Wendy and Ellie King
Wendy King, Ellie King  Photo by Deborah Brown
Lori, Hailey and Bill Bush
Lori Bush, Hailey Bush, Bill Bush  Photo by Deborah Brown
Event chairs Melissa Lewis and Mari Epperson
Melissa Lewis, Mari Epperson Photo by Deborah Brown
Mary Leila Stillman and Elle Moritz
Mary Leila Stillman, Elle Moritz  Photo by Deborah Brown
 Honorary Chairs Harriett and Chuck Gibbs
Harriett Gibbs, Chuck Gibbs  Photo by Deborah Brown
Caroline, Perrin and Marshall Griffin
Carolina Griffin, Perrin Griffin, Marshall Griffin  Photo by Deborah Brown
Debutantes Marina Frattaroli and Caroline Pratt
Marina Frattaroli, Caroline Pratt  Photo by Deborah Brown
Betsy Smith and Isabel Yoder.
Betsy Smith, Isabel Yoder  Photo by Deborah Brown
Ashlyn Matthews and Allison Rogers
Ashlyn Matthews, Allison Rogers  Photo by Deborah Brown
William and Heather Hal
William Hal, Heather Hal  Photo by Deborah Brown
Group photo 2017 Debutantes
Karen and Stephen Jones with debutante daughter Caroline Jones and grandparents Jerry and Gene Jones
 Presentation Ball Co-Chairs Therese Rourk, Eleanor Bond, Lissy Donosky, DSOL President Sandy Secor, Presentation Ball Chair Jolie Humphrey, co-chairs Dixey Arterburn, Ginger Sager and Kim Brannon
Cameron Malakoff and Lauren Axmann
Kennedy and Jason Downing with debutante Caroline Downing, Laura Downing and Katherine Downin
Wendy and Ellie King
Lori, Hailey and Bill Bush
Event chairs Melissa Lewis and Mari Epperson
Mary Leila Stillman and Elle Moritz
 Honorary Chairs Harriett and Chuck Gibbs
Caroline, Perrin and Marshall Griffin
Debutantes Marina Frattaroli and Caroline Pratt
Betsy Smith and Isabel Yoder.
Ashlyn Matthews and Allison Rogers
William and Heather Hal

What: Dallas Symphony Orchestra League debutante Christmas cocktail reception and dinner 2017

Where: Meyerson Symphony Center

The 411: Event chairs Melissa Lewis and Mari Epperson, along with honorary chairs Harriett and Chuck Gibbs, recently welcomed the 2017 DSOL debutantes, honor guards, and their families to a holiday cocktail and dinner party. In addition to drinks, dinner, and lively conversation, all 35 debs were individually introduced by emcee Stan Gardner, as is tradition, and joined by an honor guard on stage. This event was just the kickoff for a busy weekend that also included the Bow Bootcamp. These events culminate with the 31st annual Presentation Ball on February 18, 2017, at the Meyerson Symphony Center.

Who: 2017 debutantes Layne Anderson, Lauren Axmann, Grace Beal, Eva BlantonLilli Boren, Olivia Burnett, Haley Bush, McKenna Cook, Gabrielle Crank, Alicia Crenshaw, Caroline Downing, Marina Frattaroli, Perrin Griffin, Heather Hall, Madeline Hendrick, Caroline Jones, Ellie King, Catherine Kumpf, Abby Loncar, Caroline Magee, Cameron MalakoffAshlyn Matthews, Juliana McIlveene, Natalie Monger, Aspen Moraif, Elle Moritz, Molly Nelson, Caroline Pratt, Allison Rogers, Betsy Smith, Mary Leila Stillman, Bailey Turfitt, Georgia Ryan Tyler, Emily Vaughan, and Isabel Yoder.