16 young women celebrate presentation as debutantes

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  • Photo provided by Miles Photography --- Delta debs --- Serving on the steering committee for the Delta Development Corp.'s and Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta's 48th annual Debutante Cotillion are, from left, Pearlie B. Brown, treasurer alumnae chapter; Wilma Weathers-Matthews, alumnae chapter; Tisha McKinney, vice president, Development Corp.; Dedra H. Hughes, Cotillion co-chairwoman, alumnae chapter; Rita Parham, chairwoman, Development Corp.; Doris G. Brown, president, alumnae chapter; Nequoia C. Elsey, Cotillion chairwoman; Bounita Favorite, first vice president, alumnae chapter; Audrey Hampton, treasurer, Development Corp.; Denise Clark, Cotillion narrator, alumnae chapter; and the Rev. Lois LeDuff, chaplain, Development Corp.

  • Photo provided by Miles Photography --- Delta debs --- Being presented at the Baton Rouge Delta Development Corp.'s and Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta's 48th annual Debutante Cotillion are, from left, Mitzi Kogas, Tyra Flowers, Erica Washington, Debutante Queen Chelsea Brown, Krista Hayes, Kristina Bynum, Ty'Quincya Hitchens and Oynx Joseph.

  • Photo provided by Miles Photography --- Delta debs --- Being presented at the Baton Rouge Delta Development Corp.'s and Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta's 48th annual Debutante Cotillion are, from left, Brionna King, Briasia Brown, Jaila Jones, Asia McCray, Brittany Dixon, Laina Dabney, Ashley Morgan and Destiney O'Conner.

  • Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON --- BR Gallery --- At the opening reception for the August exhibition at Baton Rouge Gallery Aug. 7 are, from left, board members Matt Morris and Susanna Bing with featured artists Brian Kelly, Mary Ann Caffery and Amy James.

  • Photo provided by CAITLIN SWITZER --- Hall of Fame --- Catholic High School President Gene Tullier, left, congratulates Dr. Robby LeBlanc, CHS class of 1996; Pete Boudreaux, CHS class of 1959; Kevin Kleinpeter, CHS class of 1992; and Jesse Daigle, CHS class of 1989, on being inducted into the Catholic High School Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Fame during its annual banquet Aug. 9 at Drusilla Place Catering. Also offering congratulations are Athletic Director J.P. Kelly and Principal Lisa Harvey.

  • Photo provided by GBR American Italian Association --- Scholarship presentations --- At the Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association annual scholarship event at Kristenwood Aug. 4 are, from left, mom Melanie Arrigo, recipient Lauren Arrigo, association President Phillip Cancilleri, recipient Grace Leyrer, parents Gina and David Leyrer, Anna Leyrer and Grace's grandfather Samuel Moran.

  • Photo provided by CAMILLA FORD --- Iduna kings --- Welcoming King Bragi LII Les Caraccioli, seated third from left, into the Past Kings of the Krewe of Iduna at the group's annual dinner at Juban's Aug. 3 are, seated, John Bilisoly, Mike Blouin, emcee Mille Delacroix, Dr. Greg Heroman and Jim Ford; and, standing, Eddie Hurst, Chuck Goodwin, Larry Rosendahl, Mike Sager and Layne McDaniel. Joining in the celebration were Queen Iduna LII Lauren Bond and their Ball Captain, Roxane Voorhies.

  • Photo provided by JOY HAMMATT --- Pancake kickoff --- Mayor Kip Holden, fourth from left, joins fellow Kiwanians for lunch Aug. 1 at the Woman's Club to help kickoff the Downtown Kiwanis Club's 64th annual Pancake Day, set for Oct. 19 at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Seen here with the mayor are Kiwanis Lt. Gov. Bruce Hammatt, talent show coordinator Jude Bourque, club President Tylise Vavasseur, Kiwanis trustee Gary Graham and 'Red Hat' Frank O'Quinn.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Attending the LincolnTheater Mural Dedication Aug. 9 are, from left, artists Maxx Moses and Dimitrij 'Chemis' Proskin, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge Executive Director Eric Holowacz, Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame (LBHHF) founder Brenda Perry Dunn, LBHHF advisory board member Wanda Dunn, ACGB Deputy Director Kathy Scherer, Mayor Kip Holden, LBHHF youth advisor Destiny Augustus, LBHHF advisory board member Harold Perry, Chief Service Officer with the Mayor's Office Kia Bickham, LABHHF board chairwoman Evelyn Augustus Dumas, Foundation for Historical Louisiana Executive Director Carolyn Bennet and LBHHF advisory board members Cherry Ross, Peggy Bates and Toni Hawkins-Bailey.