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Debutante Club Presentation Ball is Dec. 29

Sixteen young women will be celebrated on Wednesday evening at the St. Petersburg Debutante Club's annual Presentation Ball, which will take place in the Coliseum. The tradition dates from 1937, when parents of 15 young women entertained at a dance for family and friends in the old Soreno Hotel. The event occurs during the week between Christmas and New Year's, when many of the debutantes are home for the winter holidays.

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Mary Jane Park, Times staff writer

Caroline Dolven Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Carl Anderson University of Central Florida

Stephanie Marie Farkas Dr. and Mrs. Frank Stephen Farkas University of Tampa

Kirstie Nicole Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Steven Douglas Fisher Florida State University

Christine Elizabeth Foster Mr. and Mrs. David William Foster University of Florida

Andrea Leigh Mastry Mr. and Mrs. Robert Donald Mastry University of Mississippi

Emily Marie Miller Mr. and Mrs. David Robert Punzak and Walter Clyde Miller University of Florida

Jacqueline Nicole Montanari Mr. and Mrs. John Edmund Montanari University of Central Florida

Mary Amanda Nickens Mr. and Mrs. Timothy William Nickens Duke University

Erin Kathryn O'Keeffe Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Whitney O'Keeffe University of Central Florida

Farris Alexandria Rahall Ms. Cary Thomas Rahall and Farris Jeffrey Rahall Eckerd College

Mary Helen Rouse Ms. Ann Margaret Coryn and Stephen Carle Rouse Florida State University

Melissa Jeane Smith Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Paul Smith III University of Tampa

Alejandra Elena Sosa Dr. and Mrs. Roberto Arturo Sosa University of Central Florida

Emily Anne Updegraff Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Ambrose Updegraff Savannah College of Art and Design

Caroline Elizabeth Vetter Ms. Deborah Lee Vetter and David Rodman Vetter Florida State University

Madeline Cole Walker Mr. and Mrs. David Frank Walker Vanderbilt University

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