55th Class of Debutantes presented to Society

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
The 2017 Debutantes, pictured left to right, are Jessica Breaux, Halle D. Taylor, Paige Jermaine Joseph
Crishelle Barrio, Bailey Wright, Breanne Barnes, Third Maid Kiyah Delaney, First Maid Shala Williams, Queen Katilyn Williams, Second Maid Tamiko Terraz Stroud, Fourth Maid Kristen Taylor, Rodineka Williams, Aaliyah Dunn, Imani Gaudin-County, Roberlynn Murray and Kelsey Daggs.

On Saturday, Jan. 21, the Four Seasons Garden Club presented its 55th Class of Debutantes at A Night to Sparkle Cotillion held at Palazzo Bernardo’s in Donaldsonville.

The cotillion was a night to sparkle as 16 beautiful young ladies from Donaldsonville, Gonzales, Thibodaux, Lafayette, New Orleans and St. James were presented to society.

The pageantry of debutantes included the introduction of the debutantes and their escorts, curtsey, introduction of the court, the crowing of the queen, and the grand promenade around the ballroom. The crowd roared with applause as the debutantes and escorts performed their new-age waltz around the dance floor followed by the father-daughter new-age waltz.  

The narrator for the cotillion was Wanda August of Donaldsonville and choreographer was Krystal Gomez, owner of 5678 Dance Studio in Donaldsonville.

"It was definitely a night the debutantes and their families will hold near and dear to their hearts for the rest of their lives," said Mary Jackson, President of the Four Season Garden Club.

Members of the Four Season Garden Club are President Mary Jackson, Vice President Katrell Starks, Financial Secretary Bennie B. Jenkins, Recording Secretary Catherine Davis, Treasurer Mauwella J. Dorsey, Parliamentarian Rosetta Brown, Charter Member Juanita Dandridge, Glyndlyon Cosey, Katherine B. Davis, Tamiko F. Garrison, Rosalind Jennings, Angela B. Miles, Denise W. Patterson and the late Audrey Preston.