Twelve local young women made their debut as debutantes at the 60th Annual Las Patronas Presentation Ball at the Ventura Beach Marriott. The Debutantes were presented by their fathers and celebrated with family and friends at the white-tie fundraiser gala. The guests were welcomed by Las Patronas Chairman, Marila Cook and Ball Chairman, Michele Borchard. Jeff Cook presided as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
It was a magical evening, the ballroom design filled with exquisite floral arrangements and the use of the Las Patronas fan; a time honored tradition. The Debutantes dressed in traditional white gowns and carried a white lace fan adorned with pastel flowers. The girls also wore a small gold and pearl fan necklace as a gift from the Las Patronas Auxiliary.
All high school seniors, the 2017 Debutantes represent 5 cities and 8 high schools in Ventura County. In their high school careers, they have distinguished themselves in academics, school government, community service, performing arts, and athletics.
Proceeds from the ball are used to benefit Assistance League philanthropies, including the Assistance League School, the Girls Club/Teen Club , B.U.F.F.Y. Bear Program, and Operation School Bell. The Vision for Assistance League is “A Brighter Tomorrow for Today’s Children”