The La Cañada Thursday Club has a proud 56-year tradition of sponsoring young women from our community in the “Bal Blanc de Noel” presentation of Les Fleurettes Debutantes.
This year, the Thursday Club will present 12 young women to society on Saturday evening at a black-tie gala to be held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The Bal Blanc de Noel is the culminating event which celebrates their completion of a 16-month program of social and community service, as well as cultural education, personal development training and etiquette instruction.
The presenter for the evening will be David Spence, mayor of La Cañada Flintridge. Peggy Hotaling, Thursday Club president, will present the traditional camellia charm as a gift from the club to each debutante during the ceremony. Following the presentation, the debutantes will dance the traditional first waltz with their fathers.
Catherine Cagle is the group's provisional chairman. Denise Greenawalt is chairman of the Bal Blanc de Noel. Gale Caswell is the Thursday Club's board liaison for the debutante class.
Les Fleurettes provisionals being presented on Saturday are: Kristyn Bockman, Colleen Boyd, Jensen Higley, Lisa Leyda, Helena Malchione, Meghan Miller, Jenna Muirhead, Jordan Platisa, Elizabeth Sanfilippo, Kristen Stamper, Melissa Van Wagenen and Stephanie Yates.