Local Girls Invited to Deb Ball
William Ward Allen, president of the Terpsichorean Club of Raleigh, announced that invitations have been issued to the 86th annual North Carolina Debutante Ball.
The event will be held in Raleigh on Sept. 6-8. The formal presentation of young ladies from across the state will highlight the weekend festivities.
Invited from Moore County are Texie Marks Arnold, of Pinehurst, daughter of Robert Marks Arnold and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wood; Molly Craig Cordell, of Pinehurst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lawing Cordell; and Alyson Thompson Grine, of Pinehurst, daughter of Dr. Reynold Carter Grine and Susan Scull Grine.
The Terpsichorean Club was formed in the 1920s to sponsor an annual statewide Debutante Ball to present North Carolina's prominent young ladies and to honor their families. The ball has been held every year since 1923 with the exception of the World War II years.
Young ladies are selected by more than 200 nominators located throughout the state.
The final approval of the debutantes is made by the Terpsichorean Club members. The young ladies' invitations are extended in recognition of the contributions their families have made to the economic, cultural, social and civic life of North Carolina.
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