, 2014


Miss Elizabeth Lee Rogers
crowned Queen of the Holly Realm

Miss Elizabeth Lee Rogers of Reedville was crowned Queen of the Holly Realm December 28 at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club near Kilmarnock.

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From left, area debutantes presented at the 2012 Holly Ball are (front row) Beatrice Powell Bronner, Jacquelynne Diane Maupin, Madeline May Muse, Heather Anita Smith, Susan Thornton Farmar, Diane Carter Kelly, Sydney Carole Moss, Alison Kelli Davis and Sarah Elizabeth Hall; (next row) Sarah Elizabeth Kelly, Taylor Leigh O’Bier, Carter Elizabeth Clark, Melinda Jean Sellew, Halle Elizabeth Keyser, Carter Sutton Aines, Meghan Elizabeth Anthony and Elizabeth Lee Rogers; (next row) Allison Brann Crittenden and Ann Bladen Sisson; (next row) Jacquelyn Taylor Hinson and Jessica Rémy Enoch.

Miss Rogers was chosen to serve as the 117th queen of the Holly Ball, the Tidewater Foundation’s fundraising arm, announced Ann Humphreys of the publicity committee. Twenty-one area debutantes were presented at the annual gala.

Rep. Rob Wittman of Montross served as orator and crowned Miss Rogers with the traditional crown worn by former queens. Miss Rogers succeeds Miss LeighAnna Virginia Morris, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hart Morris IV of Warsaw.

Miss Rogers is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Neale Rogers of Reedville. She was presented by her father and escorted by Nathan Parker Altaffer.

Miss Rogers chose as her attendants Miss Carter Elizabeth Clark, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Morgan Clark of White Stone, and Miss Jessica Rémy Enoch, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Howell Enoch of Glen Allen. Miss Clark was presented by her father and escorted by Travis Michael Myers. Miss Enoch was presented by her father and escorted by Andrew William Reynolds.

Ammon Dunton Jr. served as master of ceremonies, said Humphreys.

Other debutantes presented this year were Miss Carter Sutton Aines, the daughter of Mr. Kevin Lee Aines of Weems and Ms. Gail Toombs Aines of White Stone, presented by Mr. Aines and escorted by Robert Dalton Moore; Miss Meghan Elizabeth Anthony, the daughter of Mr. Mark Allen Anthony of Henrico and Mrs. Robert Francis Greene of Wake Forest, N.C., presented by Mr. Anthony and escorted by Joel Tyler Hudnall; Miss Beatrice Powell Bronner, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Benjamin Bronner of Glen Allen, presented by Mr. Bronner and escorted by Justin Garrett Guthrie.

Also, Miss Allison Brann Crittenden, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Spencer Crittenden of Hardyville, presented by Mr. Crittenden and escorted by Edward Durell Szyperski; Miss Alison Kelli Davis, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Roscoe Davis of Lancaster, presented by Mr. Davis and escorted by Timothy Matthew Self; and Miss Susan Thornton Farmar, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Aubrey Farmar III of Warsaw, presented by Mr. Farmar and escorted by Tommy Sciucco.

Also, Miss Sarah Elizabeth Hall, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Rew Hall of Reedville, presented by Mr. Hall and escorted by Samuel Edwin Haynie; Miss Jacquelyn Taylor Hinson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Keith Hinson of Kilmarnock, presented by Mr. Hinson and escorted by Ethan Michael Brown; and Miss Diane Carter Kelly, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Carter Kelly of Reedville, presented by Mr. Kelly and escorted by Daniel Jacob Jewell.

Also, Miss Sarah Elizabeth Kelly, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Carter Kelly of Reedville, presented by Mr. Kelly and escorted by Kevin Edward Wilkins; Miss Halle Elizabeth Keyser, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Warren Keyser of Burgess, presented by Mr. Keyser and escorted by James Merrick; and Miss Jacquelynne Diane Maupin, the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Danny Maupin of Warsaw, presented by Rev. Maupin and escorted by Danny Maupin.

Also, Miss Sydney Carole Moss, the daughter of Ms. Kelli Marie Sullivan-Moss of White Stone, presented by her grandfather, Mr. Raymond Lee Jett, of White Stone, and escorted by Samuel Ingram Somers; Miss Madeline May Muse, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wyndell Glenn Muse of Mechanicsville, presented by Mr. Muse and escorted by Samuel Millikin Muse; and Miss Taylor Leigh O’Bier, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry O’Bier of Callao, presented by Mr. O’Bier and escorted by Enrique Sanchez Ochoa.

Also, Miss Melinda Jean Sellew, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sanders Sellew of Midlothian, presented by Mr. Sellew and escorted by Kevin Patrick Foley; Miss Ann Bladen Sisson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lawrence Sisson of Tappahannock, presented by Mr. Sisson and escorted by Phillip Osburn Sisson; and Miss Heather Anita Smith, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Dale Smith of Weems, presented by Mr. Smith and escorted by Timothy Ryan Hudson.

Ushers were William Somerville Clarke of Kilmarnock, Adam Tyler Dunaway of Kilmarnock, Joseph Hubbard Humphreys III of White Stone and Trevor Austin Smith of Lancaster.

Proceeds from the Holly Ball are dispersed by the Tidewater Foundation to a variety of charitable organizations supporting education and youth in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, said Humphreys. During the last decade, the Tidewater Foundation, via its philanthropic and stewardship initiatives, has contributed approximately a quarter of a million dollars to local entities.

In early 2012 the Tidewater Foundation made contributions to a variety of worthy causes, made possible by the proceeds of the 116th Holly Ball in 2011, added Humphreys.


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