Debutantes attend 32nd annual gala event

The Farm provided a festive setting for the 32nd annual Dalton Cotillion Ball on July 20.

Twenty young ladies were presented to their families, friends and the board of directors in a formal ceremony. Each debutante was attired in a white formal evening gown and carried a bouquet of red corazon roses. Mrs. James Herbert Rogers and Mrs. William Bradley Snipes formally introduced each debutante. The debutantes were commended for their studies, activities and community service work at Friendship House this past year. Mrs. David Blackburn provided music for the presentation. Mr. Aaron Thomason of Arc Studios directed the photography for the evening and Mr. Brandon Brown served as the videographer. Following the presentation of the debutantes, the young ladies danced a grand waltz with their presenters and escorts.

Debutantes and their guests were welcomed to The Farm with gathered garden bouquets located at the entrance. Vintage cherub centerpieces graced each debutante's table and featured elements from the Southern garden. The lovely white arrangements were composed of mondial and vendela roses, peonies, hydrangea, Queen Anne's lace, larkspur, stock and mini dianthus, accented with curly willow and greenery from local gardens. The board of directors' table featured petite arrangements of white roses, hydrangea and hypericum berries. The flower arrangements for the evening were designed by Debbie Brown and the staff of Barrett's Flower Shop.

The debutantes joined their families and friends for a formal seated dinner following the waltz. The tables featured a silver framed portrait of each debutante in her presentation gown. The framed portraits were given to the debutantes as a remembrance of the evening. The dinner was followed by an evening of dancing to the music of The Malemen.

Hosts and hostesses for the Cotillion Ball were members of the board of directors including: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Blake Adcock, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones Bethel, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Reid Childress, Mr. and Mrs. William Houston Creswell, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Mark Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Stafford King, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Paul Renz, Mr. and Mrs. James Herbert Rogers III, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Edward Sanderson, Dr. and Mrs. William Bradley Snipes, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bryan Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Michael Wise Jr.

Honorary directors of the Dalton Cotillion are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Robb Andersen, Dr. and Mrs. Philip Bates Bailey, Mr. Jack Bandy and the late Mrs. Aggie Bandy, the late Ms. Janet Boring Bandy, Mr. and Mrs. James Henry Bisson, Mrs. Dottie Boring Shaw and the late Mr. Kenneth Edwin Boring, Mr. and Mrs. John Edgar Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Burns, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel James Clark, Mr. and Mrs. James Reeves Coker, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Coppedge, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Crutchfield, Mr. and Mrs. William Lawrence Duffie, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Fordham, Mr. Joseph Costley Hallsworth and Mrs. Nancy Norville Hallsworth, Mr. and Mrs. James Albert Hammack, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar E. Hardin, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Harris, the late Dr. Jacob Harrison and the late Mrs. Nancy Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Stephen Kelehear, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kinard, Mr. and Mrs. G. Rick King, Mr. and Mrs. William Norris Little, Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Long, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Macon, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Maybank, Mr. Norman Dyer McCoy and the late Mrs. Barbara Casper McCoy, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clayton Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Byron Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Dewey Reams, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rollins, Mrs. Mary Manly Ryman and the late Mr. Milton J. Ryman Jr., Mr. and Mrs. John Kevin Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Saul, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Levingston Sellers IV, Mr. Robert Evans Shaw and the late Mrs. Anna Sue Shaw, Dr. Reginald R. Sherrill and Mrs. Margaret Richey Sherrill, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Reid Sigmon, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice M. Sponcler Jr., Mr. and Mrs. William G. Steve, Mr. John Tice and the late Mrs. Ila Joe Tice, Mrs. Sue Tuggle and the late Mr. Joseph T. Tuggle, Mr. and Mrs. James Terrell Turberville, Mr. and Mrs. R. Keith Whitworth, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wright.

The 2019 Dalton Cotillion members and their escorts include:

Kenlee Anne Ballew is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ballew. Miss Ballew was presented by her father. She is the sister of Brogen Ballew and Buc Ballew. Miss Ballew attends Georgia Northwestern Technical College where she is majoring in education. Miss Ballew volunteers for the Miracle League, Pleasant Grove Elementary and works at Pleasant Grove Elementary After School Care and Kingdom Kids. She is also a member of Tunnel Hill First Baptist Church. This summer, she is babysitting. Miss Ballew’s escort for the evening was Mauricio Lino, Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mauricio Lino, Sr. Mr. Lino is a senior at Northwest High School.

Mary Pierson Brown is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Tomlinson Brown. Miss Brown was presented by her father. She is the sister of Maxwell McLeod Brown. Miss Brown attends American University where she is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication, Law, Economics and Government. Miss Brown is in the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program and is the Communications Co-coordinator. She is a member of the American University Scholars Program as well as the recipient of the American University Presidential Merit Scholarship. Miss Brown is also a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, is a DC Reads Tutor, serves as the Campus Campaign Coordinator for Teach America and is on the Dean’s List. This summer, she is doing volunteer work and working at Vive for Women and Bright School. Miss Brown’s escort for the evening was Jerry DeWayne Bingham III, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry DeWayne Bingham Jr. Mr. Bingham is majoring in environmental science at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

Haley Shea Chapman is the daughter of Mr. Gary Ray Chapman and Ms. Selina Parker Chapman. Miss Chapman was presented by her father. She is the sister of Canaan Chapman. Miss Chapman attends Kennesaw State University where she is majoring in public relations. Miss Chapman is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. This summer, she is working in Dalton and is on recruitment committee for Kappa Delta. Miss Chapman’s escort for the evening was Jesse Charles Dalfonso, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Anthony Dalfonso. Mr. Dalfonso is majoring in construction management at Kennesaw State University.

Lauren Grace Childress is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Reid Childress. Miss Childress was presented by her father. She is the sister of Ashlei Elizabeth Childress. Miss Childress attends the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she is majoring in psychology. Miss Childress is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies and she is on the Dean’s List. This summer, she is taking classes and traveling. Miss Childress’s escort for the evening was Sebastian Orozco, the son of Mr. Miguel Orozco and Ms. Arasely Orozco. Mr. Orozco is in the industrial electrical program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Caroline Spencer Clement is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher David Clement. Miss Clement was presented by her father. She is the sister of Kathryn Elizabeth Clement. Miss Clement attends Shorter University where she is majoring in public relations. Miss Clement is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and serves as the Panhellenic Council Treasurer. She is also a member of Baptist Collegiate Ministries and serves as the social media coordinator for Abide College Ministries. This summer, she is an intern at First Baptist Church Dalton in Youth and Children’s Ministries. Miss Clement’s escort this evening was Jacob Samuel Tate, the son of Mr. Kendall Tate and Mrs. Tanja Sucher. Mr. Tate is majoring in nursing at Georgia Southern University.

Anna Rebecca Crane is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Crane. Miss Crane was presented by her father. She is the sister of Dana Crane. Miss Crane attends Georgia Southern University where she is majoring in electrical engineering with a minor in mathematics and computer science. Miss Crane is on the President’s List, a recipient of the Zell Miller Scholarship and the Allen E. Paulson – Excellence in Engineering Scholarship. She is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She is also a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Society of Women Engineers and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. This summer, she is working at Floor Productions and volunteering at the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia. Miss Crane’s escort for the evening was Luke Carter Chastain, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Chastain. Mr. Chastain is majoring in general studies at Dalton State College.

Emma Kate Faucett is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Lyle Faucett. Miss Faucett was presented by her father. She is the sister of Elizabeth Joyce Faucett. Miss Faucett attends the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she is majoring in special education with a minor in nonprofit management. Miss Faucett is on the Dean’s List. She is also a member of Kappa Delta Sorority where she oversees new member education. She is also a member of the Best Buddies Program, Young Life, The House Worship Center and is a Night to Shine Volunteer. This summer, she is working at Camp Sunshine, a camp for children with special needs. Miss Faucett’s escort for the evening was Thomas Bradford Satterfield, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Satterfield. Mr. Satterfield is majoring in biomedical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Mary Campbell Harris is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Charles Harris. Miss Harris was presented by her father. She is the sister of Rachel Harris Clark, Caleb Harris and James Harris. Miss Harris will be transferring to University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from the University of Georgia where she will be majoring in interior architecture. Miss Harris is a member of the Guide Dog Foundation where she has become certified to train guide dogs. She is also a member of the College National Honor Society and RUF Ministries in Athens. This summer, she is traveling to New York, babysitting and dog sitting. Miss Harris’ escort for the evening was Hunter Daniel Fals, the son of Mr. Francis Wain Fals and Ms. April LeAnn Helms. Mr. Fals is employed by Tri-State Electric.

Elizabeth Sloan Hungerpiller is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Ethridge Hungerpiller. Miss Hungerpiller was presented by her father. She is the sister of Tyler Stephen Hungerpiller. Miss Hungerpiller attends the University of Georgia where she is majoring in fashion merchandising. This summer, she is working and attending summer school at Dalton State College. Miss Hungerpiller’s escort for the evening was Noah Walker Bartoo, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven John Bartoo. Mr. Bartoo is majoring in engineering at the University of Georgia.

Caroline Grace Jenkins is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Lamar Jenkins. Miss Jenkins was presented by her father. She is the sister of Andrew Jenkins and Joshua Jenkins. Miss Jenkins attends Kennesaw State University where she is majoring in public relations. Miss Jenkins is on the President’s List, is a member of college ministry groups, participates in intramural sports and works as a nanny. This summer, she is taking online classes with Kennesaw State University and working as an intern. Miss Jenkins’ escort for the evening was Wyatt Caldwell Huggins, the son of Mr. Tryon Kenimer Huggins III and Mrs. Ashleigh Saylors Welch. Mr. Huggins is majoring in business and sports management at the University of Georgia.

Jane Claire McDonald is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Todd McDonald. Miss McDonald was presented by her father. She is the sister of Jean Ellen Elizabeth McDonald and Julia Mae McDonald. Miss McDonald attends Kennesaw State University where she is majoring in sports management. Miss McDonald is a member of Phi Mu Sorority, participates in intramural sports and is a professional makeup artist. This summer, she is taking summer classes online, babysitting, house sitting and dog sitting. Miss McDonald’s escort for the evening was John Reid Hall, the son of Mr. Hubert Hall and Ms. Kristen Hall. Mr. Hall is majoring in finance at Kennesaw State University.

Chloe LeighAnn Medlin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Medlin. Miss Medlin was presented by her father. Miss Medlin attends Auburn University where she is majoring in wildlife enterprise management. Miss Medlin is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and the Wildlife Society. She is a certified pro marksman in shooting sports and attends Auburn Community Church. This summer, she is working at Southern Charm Clothing and has an internship with High Adventure Company at Barnsley Gardens. Miss Medlin’s escort for the evening was Brenton Bray Altaffer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blaine Altaffer. Mr. Altaffer majored in wildlife conservation at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Madeline Amara Patterson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Frank Patterson III. Miss Patterson was presented by her father. She is the sister of John Frank Patterson IV. Miss Patterson attends Dalton Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology where she is majoring in esthetics. Miss Patterson is a member of FCA, Vida Nueva, Flowing Oil and volunteers at Greater Works. This summer, she is volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and the Friendship House. Miss Patterson’s escort for the evening was Benjamin Tyler Pendley, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Shane Pendley. Mr. Pendley is majoring in business administration at Dalton State College.

Lily Houston Price is the daughter of Mr. William Bernard Price and Ms. Leigh Sampson Price. Miss Price was presented by her father. She is the sister of William Oliver Price. Miss Price attends Dalton State College where she is majoring in psychology. This summer, she is traveling and babysitting. Miss Price’s escort for the evening was Ryan Jeffrey Weeks, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Jeffrey Weeks. Mr. Weeks is majoring in mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama.

Emily Taylor Rockholt is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Talbert Rockholt II. Miss Rockholt was presented by her father. She is the sister of Brenee Kimsey Rockholt, John Talbert Rockholt III, David Chandler Rockholt, Chloe Elisabeth Rockholt and Robert Levi Rockholt. Miss Rockholt attends Kennesaw State University where she is majoring in interactive design. Miss Rockholt is a member of Phi Mu Sorority where she serves as public relation and Panhellenic chairs. This summer, she is working, traveling, and spending time with family. Miss Rockholt’s escort for the evening was Chandler Freeman Starks, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Starks. Mr. Starks is majoring in marketing at Georgia Southern University.

Olivia Louise Ross is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy John Ross. Miss Ross was presented by her father. She is the sister of Emily Ross. Miss Ross attends the University of Mississippi where she is majoring in exercise science with emphasis in nursing. Miss Ross is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority where she was chosen to be on the Tri Delt Impact Committee. She is on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll, a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and was a volunteer for The Big Event Community Service Project in Oxford, Mississippi. This summer, she is working, traveling and job shadowing. Miss Ross’ escort for the evening was Charles Henry Stevenson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Barron Stevenson. Mr. Stevenson is majoring in computer science at Auburn University.

Leah Erin Shelton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Ray Shelton. Miss Shelton was presented by her father. She is the sister of Cole Shelton. Miss Shelton attends the University of Georgia Honors College where she is majoring in finance and economics with a minor in Spanish. Miss Shelton is a UGA Presidential Scholar and on the Dean’s List with a 4.0 GPA. She is a member of the Kennedy Society, a team leader in UGA HERO’s and vice president of UGA water ski team. This summer, she participated in a UGA Maymester in Cadiz, Spain. Miss Shelton’s escort for the evening was Tal Martin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Martin. Mr. Martin is majoring in management information systems at the University of Alabama.

Katelyn Nicole Skiffen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Henry Skiffen IV. Miss Skiffen was presented by her father. She is the sister of Kinsley Skiffen. Miss Skiffen attends Dalton State College where she is majoring in nursing. Miss Skiffen is a member of Dalton State College women’s golf team. This summer, she is practicing golf and spending time with family and friends. Miss Skiffen’s escort for the evening was Carter Pendley, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pendley. Mr. Pendley will attend Clemson University in the fall where he will major in business and pursue his golfing career.

Merrill Faith Walker is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bryan Walker. Miss Walker was presented by her father. She is the sister of Jordan Baggett, Callie Walker, and Clay Walker. Miss Walker will be attending the University of Mississippi in the fall where she will major in hospitality management. Miss Walker just finished a gap year where she participated in the World Race Mission Trip, working in orphanages and homeless shelters in Thailand and Malaysia. This summer, she is working. Miss Walker’s escort for was Hunter Thomas Brummel, the son of Mr. Dave Brummel and Ms. Sara Brummel. Mr. Brummel is majoring in marketing at the University of North Georgia.

Ana Lily Wong is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wong. Miss Wong was presented by her father. She is the sister of Ashton Wong, Alyssa Wong and Arden Wong. Miss Wong attends the University of Georgia where she is majoring in biology and pre-physician assistant. Miss Wong is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and their philanthropies are Prevent Child Abuse Athens and Girl Scouts of America. This summer, she is job shadowing at Hamilton Medical Center, volunteering at the Humane Society and working a summer job. Miss Wong’s escort for the evening was Clay Powell Britton, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Lee Britton. Mr. Britton is a pharmacy major at the University of Georgia.

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