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Local youth take part in Debutante Ball

The Southern Debutante Assembly held its 2016 Presentation and White and Gold Ball on the evening of Dec. 30 at the Greenwood Country Club in Greenwood. Thirty-four debutantes were presented to society at the event.

Members of the assembly’s Governing Board greeted the honorees’ guests entering the foyer. Several hundred attended from around Mississippi and other states.

Two local pages and three escorts to the pages also attended the event.

Several events honored the debutantes, pages, page escorts and others.

From Oxford, Mary Porter Fountain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Fountain IV of Oxford, and Meriwether Hayes Jacob, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Alfred Jacob II of Oxford, served as pages to the debutantes and wore long gowns of holly berry red silk chiffon.

Escorts from Oxford included, Hampton Hayes Buchanan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Michael Buchanan of Oxford, Johnson McCallum Green Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson McCallum Green of Oxford; and William Downing Koestler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kyle Koestler of Oxford.

In a separate area of the clubhouse, Johnny Jennings of Greenwood played current favorite tunes as the pages and page escorts enjoyed refreshments, dancing and visiting.