Old Dominion Cotillion Hosts 11th Annual Debutante and Benefit Ball

Old Dominion Cotillion Hosts 11th Annual Debutante and Benefit Ball

July 18, 2002

The Old Dominion Cotillion hosted its 11th annual debutante and benefit ball at the Westfields Marriott last Saturday. The Old Dominion Cotillion along with debutantes' parents presented nine young ladies to society.

Their debut was a culmination of the social season which has included a year of social, cultural, charitable and educational activities. The debutantes were escorted by cadets from the Virginia Military Institute. The Assembly also introduced three future debutantes who will debut in the coming year. In addition, post debutantes and alumni were introduced.

The 2001-2002 social season was planned to provide a variety of social settings and experiences for the young ladies. Each year the activities vary according to the interests and special talents of the Assembly members and culminate with Ball Week and the presentation of the debutantes.

As a commitment to social responsibility, each member of the Old Dominion Cotillion performs volunteer service at Oatlands Plantation. The young ladies said their experiences in the cotillion had prepared them well for their roles in school and in the world of work.

To obtain more information about the Old Dominion Cotillion, contact Francine Gallagher, Director, at 703-476-9576.

Following is a list of the Old Dominion Cotillion Assembly members:

* Clifton/Centreville: Alyssa Jean Boudreau, Cecily Marilyn Charles, Christina Lynn Shema, Debutantes; Alexandra Lynn Gardner, Lydia Adams Mott, Post Debutantes;

* Chantilly: Kerry Ann Petruska, Post Debutante;

* Oakton: Christine Marie Clancy, Natasha Christina Filippides, Nancy Patricia McArdle, Debutantes; Anne-Stewart Downer, Kelly Eisenhart, Christine Stein, Future Debutantes; Alexandra Lynn Bakke, Post Debutante;

* Fairfax: Julia Elizabeth Lee Eason, Debutante; Kristina Marie Schwab, Post Debutante

* Arlington: Melinda Danielle Diachenko, Debutante; Veronica Anne Wolf, Post Debutante

* McLean: Catherine Julia Marian Evans, Debutante.