2018 Charity Ball Debutantes Presented

Posted on 01/18/2019 by Charity Ball of BR

Charity Ball Association of Baton Rouge Presents 2018 Debutantes

 

On Saturday, December 29, 2018, the Charity Ball Association of Baton Rouge hosted Le Bal de Noel honoring the debutantes of 2018 on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the ball.

 

During the past 59 years, Charity Ball Association has contributed more the $330,000 to benefit various charitable organizations.  This year’s recipient was Knock Knock Children’s Museum.  Knock Knock Children’s Museum is a 26,000 square-foot facility that sits atop of Knock Knock Hill. It allows children and families to experience fun-filled, interactive exhibits that create teachable moments in all areas of development.  The Knock Knock Children’s Museum is increasing early literacy skills and raising interests in science, technology, engineering, art and math subjects and careers. It is actively closing the knowledge and early childhood education gap in Baton Rouge by creating these teachable moments that connect children’s every day experiences to learning.

 

This year’s Charity Ball Association Board included President, Andrea Van Burkleo; Ball Chairmen, Danna Hodges and Krista Valluzzo; Ball Production Chairmen, Lissa Weston and Dena Balart; and the Debutante’s Liaisons, Susan Donohue and Leigh Greene.

 

Charity Ball presented fourteen debutantes.

 

The daughter of Lynn and Beau Box, Laurel Ann Box, was presented by her father.  She is the granddaughter of Annwood and Darryl Jenkins and Jane and Barry Box of Shreveport.  Laurel Ann’s escort for the evening was Harris Anthony McKay.

 

The daughter of Jill and Michael Cook, Jordan Elizabeth Cook, was presented by her grandfather.  She is the granddaughter of Barbara and Lawrence Bahlinger and Vicky Cook of Houston, TX and the late Clifford Cook.  Her mother, Jill Christine Bahlinger Cook, was also presented by Charity Ball Association. Jordan’s escort for the evening was Expadie Laperouse, IV.

 

The daughter of Dr. Mark and Kelly Field, Aubrey Morgan Field, was presented by her father.  She is the granddaughter of Judith and Terry Howell of Southport, NC and Laura and James Field. Aubrey’s escort for the evening was Adam Upshaw Lewis.

 

The daughter of Jean Ann and Burton LeBlanc, Lilly Ann LeBlanc, was presented by her father.  She is the granddaughter of the late Mary Evelyn Johnson McKernan Kinamore, Diane Lowe McKernan, the late Joseph Jerome McKernan, Nancy Chesson and Jules Burton LeBLanc, III. Lilly’s escort for the evening was Jancen Terry Brown.

 

The daughter of Connie and Robert Miller, Kirby Brooks Miller, was presented by her father.  She is the granddaughter of Sandy and Nolan T. Moore, Sr. of Lake Charles and the late Brooklyn Miller and the late Billy Miller. Kirby’s escort for the evening was Connor Thomas Miller.

 

The daughter of Holland and Breaux Nader, Mary Holland Nader, was presented by her father.  She is the granddaughter of Dr. Tom and Cathy Greene of Maringouin, and Dr. Sam and Ann Nader. Mary Holland’s escort for the evening was Jason Ellfors Greene.

 

The daughter of Dr. Henry and Randa Patrick, Molly Erin Patrick, was presented by her father.  She is the granddaughter of Crystal Hunsaker and the late Leslie Laverne Allen of Clarkston, WA, Ruth Patrick and the late William Hardy Patrick, Jr. Molly’s escort for the evening was Meyer Malone Willson.

 

The daughter of Dr. James and Beth Ruiz, Sarah Grace Ruiz, was presented by her father.  She is the granddaughter of the late Dr. Guy J. Waggenspack of Houma, Jody Waggenspack of Houma, the late Dr. Fred Ruiz and the late Edith Ruiz. Sarah’s escort for the evening was Michael James Ruiz.

 

The daughter of Lynn and Lewis Savoie, Margaret Richardson Savoie, was presented by her father. She is the granddaughter of the late Margaret Lee Goodwin and James Randall Goodwin, Mable Richardson Savoie of Belle Rose and the late Donald Joseph Sabin Savoie of Belle Rose.  Her mother, Margaret Lynn Goodwin Savoie, was also presented by Charity Ball Association. Margaret’s escort for the evening was Connor Landon Krauss.

 

The daughter of Melissa and John Saye, Lilly Stewart Saye, was presented by her father.  She is the granddaughter of Joan Moran, the late Jerry Moran of Monroe, Lois Saye and Dr. Bibb and Diane Saye. Lilly’s escort for the evening was Jacob Hamilton Bryant.

 

The daughter of Dr. Robert and Micheline Schutte, Anna Lorraine Schutte, was presented by her father. She is the granddaughter of the late Dr. Richard Illige-Saucier, the late Ouida Saucier, the late Dr. Martha Illige-Saucier and Lorraine and Charles A. Schutte, Sr.  Anna’s escort for the evening was Daniel Andres Hurtado.

 

The daughter of Kelli and Todd Stevens Sarah Bailey Stevens was presented by her father. She is the granddaughter of Nancy and James B. Thompson, III and Sharon and Brian Froisy of Houston, TX and the late Lois Stevens and the late Brian Stevens.  Her mother, Kelli Elizabeth Thompson Stevens, was also presented by Charity Ball Association. Bailey’s escort for the evening was Brandon Kelly Black.

 

The daughter of Susan and Kyle Talbert, Anna Catherine Talbert, was presented by her father. She is the granddaughter of Barbara Montgomery, the late Gwin Montgomery, the late Betty Jo Talbert and the late Henry Talbert. Anna’s escort for the evening was Ross Graham Thompson.

 

The daughter of Jennifer and Steve Ward, Anna Catherine Ward, was presented by her father. She is the granddaughter of the late Wanda Winters Thomas and George Thomas and Nancy and Lew Ward. Anna Catherine’s escort for the evening was Anderson Jay Thomas.

 

The first dance, Thank Heaven for Little Girls, was for the debutantes and their fathers. The next dance of the evening was for the debutantes and their escorts, It Had to Be You. The final dance of the evening was for the debutantes who have been presented by Le Bal de Noel in its 59 year history, Stand By Me.

 

The evening concluded with a breakfast for all debutants, their family and friends.