Debs presented at 52nd George Washington Ball

The Galvez Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and Attakapas Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, presented debutantes at the 2011 ball.

Theme of the celebration was “The 275th Birthday of Paul Revere” and the event was staged in the Petroleum Club of Lafayette.

Debutante participants were:

Christine Marshall Andrus, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Andrus. Christine attends Episcopal School of Acadiana. She was sponsored by her mother, Mrs. Mark C. Andrus, of the Galvez Chapter, DAR, and her uncle, Dwight Andrus Junior, Attakapas Chapter SAR. Christine’s patriot is Travis McClendon of Georgia and Louis Coulonde Villiers of Louisiana.

Ryan-Elizabeth Gambel, daughter of Mrs. Christian J. Gambell and the late Mr. Gambel. The deb is a student at Ascension Episcopal School. She is sponsore dby her mother, Karen Gambel, of the Galvez Chapter DAR. Eyan-Elizabeth’s ancestor is Sergeant Thomas Abell of Bennington, Vermont.

Diane McDonald Gremillion, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Mark Gremillion of Lafayette. She is a student at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Conn. Diane is sponsored by her mother and grandmother, Mrs. Richard Saloom, of the Galvez Chapter, DAR. The deb’s patriots are Selah Deming and John Curtiss of Connecticut, Charles Champion of Virginia and Edmond Jones of North Carolina.

Celise Suzette Guidry, daughter of Zoe Bernard Guidry of Carencro and Dr. John Charles Guidry of San Antonio. Celise attends Episcopal School of Acadiana and her ancestor of the American Revolution is Jonathon Russ of New Hampshire. The deb is sponsored by her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Davy Bernard, Galvez Chapter, DAR.

AUrore Kissling Hamilton, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Scott Hailton, attends the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau. Aurore was sponsored by her mother, Elizabeth Hamilton, Galvez Chapter, DAR. The deb’s revolutionary ancestor is John Compton, Sr. of Maryland.

Carolyn Louise Higdn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Higdon attends Hanson Memorial High School in Franklin. Carolyn was sponsored by her grandmother, Mrs. Carolyn Viator Judice, Attakapas Chapter, DAR. The deb’s ancestor is John Conner of South Carolina.

Sarah Monroe Lauderdale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harriss Warren Lauderdale of Houston, Texas, attends Houston School for the Visual and Performing Arts. Sarah was sponsored by her grandmother, Patricia Snyder, President of the Galvez Chapter, DAR. Miss Lauderdale has recently been accepted as a member of the American Ballet Theatre. The deb’s revolutionary ancestor is Colonel John Shepard of New Hampshire.

Amy Elizabeth Pinac is the daughter of Dr. Andre C. Pinac, III, SAR of Opelousas, and Deborah B. Pinac of Sunset. Miss Pinac attends Opelousas Catholic High School. Amy’s sponsor is her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Andre L. Pinac, Jr. of Crowley, Acadia Chapter, DAR. The deb’s revolutionary ancestor is Patriot John Moss, Sr. of Virginia.

Eleanor Carlyle Kolb is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick T. Kolb, residents of Bellaire, Texas. Eleanor attends Duschesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Houston, Texas. The deb is sponsored by her mother, Mrs. Helen Bailey Kolb and Mrs. Helen Hamilton Bailey, her grandmother, both of Galvez Chapter, DAR. Eleanor’s revolutionary ancestor is Patriot Pierre Doucet of Louisiana.

Other noteworthy individuals who participated in the ball were Patricia Snyder, President of the Galvez Chapter, DAR; Fr. Kenneth J. Domingue, President of the LSSAR; Dudley Lastrapes, master of ceremonies; Mrs. Archibald Hill, IV, chairman; Stan Hardee, Jr., ball captain; Mrs. Karl Mestayer, choreographer; Mrs. Frederick dela Houssaye, marshal; Dr. B. Cason dela Houssaye, speaker; James Jennings, Jr., secretary; Malcolm J. Domingue, National Anthem; and Guy Ellison, Jr., Pledge of Allegiance.

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