St. Petersburg debutantes, home for the holidays and the Presentation Ball at the Coliseum on Friday evening, were guests of honor at numerous parties during the season leading up to the grand event.
First was a Spanish-themed holiday dinner on Dec. 19, held in the home of Bill and Kally Harvard, who were co-hosts with David and Lynn Cox, Liz Curry, Bud and Mary Evertz, Billy and Augusta Harvard, John and Tish McQuillen, Betty Jean Miller, Dr. Bill and Carmen Moore and Hunter and Maria Rawls.
The next day, the young women were treated to lunch plus several hours of indulgence in the salon and day spa at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort. Hostesses were Barbara Collins, Ashley Gairing, Judy Holland, Marian Maguire, Pam Montanari and Bonnie Strickland.
On Dec. 21, Denise and Mark Riordan opened their home for a Breakfast at Tiffany's-themed brunch co-hosted by Whitney Cohen, Betsy Cureton, Susie Frawley, Hope Green, Terry Llewellyn, Kim Moench and Elizabeth Skidmore.
Later in the day, Joann Barger, Martha Buttner, Glenn Mosby, Gail Phares and Sue Rowe invited debutantes and their mothers to a cookie-decorating party held in the Bayview Room at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.
On Monday, the debs, their female friends and family members attended a tea in the home of Anje and Tim Bogott. Additional hostesses were Jody Cressman, Denise Degnan, Burchie Ellinger, Helen Feinberg, Linda Jantschek, Ria McQueen and Susan Wallace.
The debs, their fathers and grandfathers were entertained at a Thursday brunch at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Hosts included Terri and Vincent Shook, Suzie and Dr. Houston Babcock, Carol and Langston Holland, Betty Willis, Janet Raymond, Sally and Bob Willis, Barbara and Bob Ulrich and Shawn Ulrich.