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St. Petersburg Debutante Club celebrates 17 young women at annual ball

Carson Williams is presented by her father, Dave Williams, at the St. Petersburg Debutante Club Presentation Ball on Dec. 28. The annual tradition, which began in 1937, put the focus on 17 young women from south Pinellas County.

JAMES BRANAMAN | Special to the Times

Carson Williams is presented by her father, Dave Williams, at the St. Petersburg Debutante Club Presentation Ball on Dec. 28. The annual tradition, which began in 1937, put the focus on 17 young women from south Pinellas County.

12.28.2012

Bidding farewell to another year, the St. Petersburg Debutante Club celebrated 17 young women at the annual Presentation Ball in the Coliseum. The black-tie event, always a festive holiday party for family and friends, offered trumpet fanfares as each deb was introduced by master of ceremonies and former Mayor Bob Ulrich. Continuing several long-standing traditions, they wore white formal dresses; descended the stairs; greeted their fathers, all of whom were in white-tie formal wear; promenaded and curtsied toward their mothers; then completed the walk with their escorts. The 2012 honorees, all presented by their fathers, are:

Jenn Collins, daughter of Gene and Barbara Collins, escorted by Eugene Collins III.

Brendan Fagan, daughter of Peter and Jocelyn Fagan, escorted by Cullen Wilkerson.

Sarah Fleming, daughter of Lucas Fleming and Joanne Russell, escorted by Ryan Hill.

Sara Frawley, daughter of Thomas and Susie Frawley, escorted by Connor John Frawley.

Kelsey Fredrickson, daughter of Michael and Lisa Fredrickson, escorted by Eric Gates.

Caitlin Garnett, daughter of Blanton and Lela Garnett, escorted by Tyler Pici.

Blair Hancock, daughter of Timothy and Karen Hancock, escorted by Cleve Hancock.

Lindsay Heyman, daughter of Robert and Lorrie Heyman, escorted by Austin Troy Fuss.

Kara Hudgins, daughter of Jeffrey Scott and Karen Hudgins, escorted by Elliot Michael Waterbury.

Kelsey Langston, daughter of Dr. Gregory and Susan Langston, escorted by Jonathan Covington Langston.

Peyton Kayla Lustig, daughter of Dr. Alan Richard and Teresa Lustig, escorted by Parker Ryan Lustig.

Katie Martinez, daughter of Dr. Richard Manuel and Peggy Martinez, escorted by Joseph Richard Martinez.

Abby Nickens, daughter of Tim and Bridget Nickens, escorted by Samuel Senay Hayes.

Tayler Orobello, daughter of Dr. Peter and Jill Orobello, escorted by Nicklas Orobello.

Chelsea Rowe, daughter of James Curtis and Sue Rowe, escorted by Austin Scott Anderson.

Haley Stroud, daughter of Jesse Mark and Celeste Stroud, escorted by Mark Stroud.

Carson Williams, daughter of Dave and Lesli Williams, escorted by Carson Newell Ritch.

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