2016 Debu­tante Co­terie

The Sentinel-Record - HER - Hot Springs - - Her Feature - By Lind­sey Wells

Eleven young ladies made their for­mal de­but at the 71st an­nual Red Rose Ball on Dec. 17 in its orig­i­nal venue of the Crys­tal Ball­room in the Ar­ling­ton Re­sort Ho­tel & Spa.

The ball­room was dec­o­rated with hun­dreds of red roses that provided a stun­ning back­drop for the pre­sen­ta­tion by the mas­ter of cer­e­mony, For­rest Spicher. Mu­sic by the Clyde Pound Trio with Paul Stivitts on drums, David Hig­gin­botham on up­right bass and Clyde Pound on key­board ac­com­pa­nied the young ladies dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion.

After­ward, the Debu­tantes, their friends, and fam­i­lies en­joyed a re­cep­tion and dance with mu­sic provided by the band Tragikly White. A pri­vate can­dlelit din­ner was held at the Ar­ling­ton prior to the pre­sen­ta­tion for the Debu­tantes and their fam­i­lies.

The first Debu­tante ball in the United States was held in 1857 in New Or­leans and has since been a tra­di­tion through­out the coun­try.

Pro­ceeds from the Red Rose Ball were do­nated to Our Prom­ise Cancer Re­sources, a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides fi­nan­cial, pro­fes­sional and ed­u­ca­tional as­sis­tance to cancer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies. All funds raised by the or­ga­ni­za­tion stay in the lo­cal community. Over the past four years the Debu­tante Co­terie has raised al­most $40,000 for Our Prom­ise, with this year’s guests con­tribut­ing $8,000 to the grand to­tal.

The mem­bers of the 2016 Debu­tante Co­terie also par­tic­i­pated in the new­est Our Prom­ise pro­gram, Cre­ations of Hope. The pro­ject is the brain­child of Frances Iver­son, a Debu­tante spon­sor and cancer sur­vivor. Cre­ations of Hope be­gan as bare man­nequin heads and are trans­formed into sym­bols of hope, with the pur­pose to up­lift and in­spire lives touched by can-

cer. The Debu­tantes' Cre­ations of Hope were dis­played to guests along with a de­scrip­tive para­graph writ­ten by each Debu­tante, and will be given to a re­cip­i­ent who is as­so­ci­ated with the Debu­tante’s in­spi­ra­tion for her Cre­ation of Hope.

The fol­low­ing young ladies made their de­but at this year’s ball:

Kate­lyn Michelle Bond­hus, daugh­ter of Colonel and Mrs. John Har­ri­son Bond­hus, who at­tends the Univer­sity of Cen­tral Arkansas’ Schedler Hon­ors Col­lege. She was pre­sented by her fa­ther and es­corted by her brother, Air­man 1st Class John Michael Bond­hus, who at­tends the Univer­sity of Cen­tral Arkansas and serves in the Arkansas Air Na­tional Guard.

Ash­lee Lane Burgess, daugh­ter of Deena Burgess and the late Wil­liam F. Burgess, who at­tends the Univer­sity of Cen­tral Arkansas in Con­way. She was pre­sented by her un­cle, Grady Joel Bean, and was es­corted by her brother, Wil­liam Drexler Lee Burgess, who at­tends Lake Hamil­ton High School.

Madi­son Elizabeth Capps, daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bullen Jr., who at­tends the Univer­sity of Arkansas in Fayet­teville. She was pre­sented by her fa­ther and es­corted by her brother, Hay­den Martin Capps, who at­tends Lake Hamil­ton High School.

Anna Cather­ine Carter, daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lane Carter, who at­tends the Univer­sity of Cen­tral Arkansas in Con­way. She was pre­sented by Steven Daniel Lowry. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lowry and at­tends Bay­lor Univer­sity in Waco, Texas.

Brit­tany Elizabeth Doo­ley, daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. Ge­orge An­des Doo­ley, who at­tends Na­tional Park Col­lege in Hot Springs. She was pre­sented by her fa­ther and es­corted by Joseph Dou­glas Ervin. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Ervin and at­tends

Thomas Edi­son State Col­lege in Tren­ton, N.J.

Lau­ren Ni­cole Ir­win, daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Todd Ir­win, who at­tends Na­tional Park Col­lege. She was pre­sented by her fa­ther and es­corted by her brother, Steven Miles Ir­win, who at­tends Oua­chita Bap­tist Univer­sity in Arkadel­phia.

Shelby Bryce Pow­ell, daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. For­rest Ed­ward Pow­ell, who at­tends Lyon Col­lege in Batesville. She was pre­sented by her fa­ther and es­corted by Andrew Thomas Diehl. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gre­gory Thomas Diehl and at­tends Na­tional Park Col­lege.

Kan­dis Brooke Price, daugh­ter of Ms. Tonya Price, who at­tends Hen­der­son State Univer­sity in Arkadel­phia. She was pre­sented by her grand­fa­ther, John Alden Augh­en­baugh, and es­corted by Ja­cob Aaron Lynch. He is the son of Rev­erend and Mrs. Ge­orge Lynch and at­tends Oua­chita Bap­tist Univer­sity in Arkadel­phia.

So­phie Elizabeth Rud­der, daugh­ter of Dr. Kather­ine Hurst and Dr. James Kevin Rud­der, who at­tends Saint Louis Univer­sity in Mis­souri. She was pre­sented by her fa­ther and es­corted by Lance Cor­po­ral Zachary Allen Petry. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben­nie Petry and at­tends Coastal Carolina Col­lege in Jack­sonville, N.C.

Caro­line Cate Skin­ner, daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Boswell Skin­ner, who at­tends the Univer­sity of Arkansas in Fayet­teville. She was pre­sented by her fa­ther and es­corted by her brother, Johnathan Bryce Skin­ner, who serves as the Mar­ket­ing Di­rec­tor for Ad­vi­sor Ser­vices of Amer­ica Group in Lit­tle Rock.

Elizabeth Suzanne Snider, daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eric Snider, who at­tends Na­tional Park Col­lege in Hot Springs. She was pre­sented by her fa­ther and es­corted by Walker Dean Vaughn. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stu­art Vaughn and at­tends Na­tional Park Col­lege and serves in the United States Naval Re­serves.

Shelby Bryce Pow­ell and her fa­ther, For­rest Pow­ell

Kan­dis Brooke Price and her grand­fa­ther, John Alden Augh­en­baugh

Ash­lee Lane Burgess and her un­cle, Grady Joel Bean

Anna Cather­ine Carter and her fa­ther, Terry Carter

Madi­son Elizabeth Capps and her fa­ther, Robert Bullen Jr.

Lau­ren Ni­cole Ir­win and her fa­ther, Steven Ir­win

Kate­lyn Michelle Bond­hus and her fa­ther, Colonel John Bond­hus

So­phie Elizabeth Rud­der and her fa­ther, Kevin Rud­der

Caro­line Cate Skin­ner and her fa­ther, John Skin­ner

Brit­tany Elizabeth Doo­ley and her fa­ther, Ge­orge Doo­ley

Elizabeth Suzanne Snider and her fa­ther, Robert Snider

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