Local Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority hosts 48th Debutante Ball Season Champagne Sip | Community
On Sunday, September 11, The Vizcaya Pavilion & Mansion’s ballroom provided an elegant setting for the 2011 Debutante Ball season Champagne Sip event, hosted by the Eta Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Each year, the members of Eta Gamma Omega host this elegant affair to honor the parents of prospective debutantes and escorts for supporting and encouraging their daughters’ and sons’ participation in the many activities necessary to ensure a successful ball season.
This year’s event chairman Jillian Spears, expressed that as one of the culminating activities of the Debutante Ball Season, the Champagne Sip serves not only to highlight the importance of the role of the parents, but it is also the Eta Gamma Omega chapter’s way of saying 'thank you’ to those community members who have volunteered to participate as presenters in workshops and career panels, and who give support throughout the season.
The event began with a welcome from Spears, who served as Mistress of Ceremonies. Eta Gamma Omega Chapter President Yvette Page also brought greetings following Spears. Champagne Sip Committee vice-chairman Theresa Taylor-Carroll, followed Page by introducing the parents of the prospective debutantes and escorts. Entertainment was provided by Ifamodupe and her accompanist, Michael "Big Mike" Hart, Jr. on the guitar. The event concluded with remarks from Wanda Williams, chairman of the 2011 Debutante Ball.
The 2011 Prospective Debutantes are: Ozjalai N. Adams, Gabrielle Blanchette, Ki’azhane Angel Nicole Chavez, Jessica Dominique, DeEricka Ford, Nia Herron, Cheyenne Lagula, Blair Mitchell, Jacquelyn Ross and Sabrina Williamson.
Debutante activities will continue throughout the next two months and will culminate with their formal debut at the Debutante Ball on October 22, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel. This year, Eta Gamma Omega Chapter – under the leadership of its President Yvette Page – will host its 48th Annual Debutante Ball themed: “Pearls: A Reflection of Timeless Elegance.” This year’s ball is under the direction of Debutante Ball Chairman Wanda Williams and Vice Chairmen Doreathea Johnson and Tara Lampkins.
Ten lovely young ladies will be formally presented to the Sacramento community at this year’s Debutante Ball in the Grand Ballroom at the Doubletree Hotel. The public is invited to attend this elegant, formal black-tie affair. For reservation information, please contact Donna Anderson-Johnson at (916) 944-0139.
The 2011 Champagne Sip Committee members are: Jillian Spears, Chair, Theresa Taylor-Carroll, Vice-Chair, Letitia Earl, Torreyana Johnson, Martha Linney, Kelly Monteiro, Shirley Roberts, and Angela Sherrod. Doreathea Johnson, also a vice-chairman of the 2011 Debutante Ball, served as the liaison to the committee from the Debutante Ball chairs.