Debutantes Ball

bellesYoung Ladies are requested to be a Memphis Debutant

Debutantes Invited

If you know of a young lady, perhaps daughter, granddaughter or niece, who is a descendant of a Confederate veteran, and is eligible to be a Southern Debutante, we would like to invite her to participate as a Deb at the 2017 National Sons of Confederate Veterans Reunion.

This will be July 19-22, 2017 at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel and involve a number of activities for the girls and her parents and family. The Grand Ball for the Debs will be Sat, July 22nd in the Ballroom of the Memphis Convention Center.

Debutante Qualifications:
A Debutante must be a descendant of a Confederate soldier, never been married or had a child(ren), cannot be engaged, must be between 16-23, be sponsored by a camp or division, and has not been previously presented at a NATIONAL SCV reunion.

It is not required that the father have Confederate lineage, just the deb. In a past case a deb’s father was a first generation American, and his parents came from Germany. The mother was from the South and had Confederate ancestors. Dad was an associate member of the camp that was sponsoring her and the brothers were members of the SCV. In another case the dad was not even in the picture for whatever reason and the pastor was the one who had recommended the young lady to participate. She participated.

PLEASE CONTACT US if you have a young lady who is interested. Be sure to pay on the Registration page.
Lee Millar Convention Planning Committee
Download the Debutante Registration Form Here or fill out the form below:

Debutante Registration

Debutante Registration

Please attach a typed narrative of extracurricular activities, school awards, etc. and a picture of the Debutante to Registration, along with a check for $50.00. The narratives and pictures can be sent to littlelady1861@inbox.com, but a confirmation email must be received before it is considered received since some emails are lost in the spam box. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Each Debutante will be formally presented in a ceremony immediately prior to the Grand Ball but following the Banquet. Debutantes may be presented by their father, grandfather, brother, or other relation. Escorts for Debutantes are not encouraged and are not part of the presentation ceremony. Boyfriends are NOT allowed to present a Debutante. Fee: The Host Reunion Committee will cover the costs that might be associated with the Debutante presentation, which includes the debutante’s luncheon ticket, banquet/ball ticket, flowers, special gift, and other misc. items, but registration MUST be received by May 1, 2017. All other family members must pay for their individual tickets separate from the Debutante registration. Qualifcatons: A Debutante must be a descendant of a Confederate soldier, never been married or had a child(ren), cannot be engaged, must be between 16-23, be sponsored by a camp or division, and has not been previously presented at a NATIONAL SCV reunion. Genealogical: Debutante must be a young lady related to a Confederate soldier and sponsored by an SCV camp or Division. Age: A debutante must be between the ages of 16 to 23 at the time of the presentation at the Reunion Ball. Marital/ Child Bearing: A debutante must never have been married; had a marriage annulled; given birth; or be engaged. Previous Debut: A debutante may not have been presented previously at any National SCV Reunion. The debutante must have her own white dress (period attire allowed but not required). Dresses may NOT be strapless. The debutante must have white gloves, white or clear shoes, and white pantyhose. Her presenter must wear black tie/evening attire (period attire allowed but not required) and white gloves. A more detailed list of do’s and don’ts will be sent once registration is received. For more information, please contact Cassie A. Barrow at littlelady1861@inbox.com or 770-468-4313.
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