“When the curtains came up and I was in the spotlight, I almost fainted.”
SCHOOL: Southeast High School, Macon, Georgia
DEBUT: April 26th, 1997
COTILLION: 39th Annual Debutante Cotillion Ball
THEME: "Timeless Elegance"
DRESSMAKER: Idonia Davis, mother‑in‑law of cotillion organizer Rufus Johnson
ESCORT: Dione Cooper, to whom Mrs. Johnson introduced her
SCHOOL: University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
DEBUT: December 19th, 1997
COTILLION: The Annual Bons Hommes Yule Ball, where her mother, Carol, made her debut in 1965
THEME: Christmas decorations and poinsettias
DRESSMAKER: Impressions in Atlanta
ESCORT: Her college boyfriend, Kent Tucker
Beth Garland, 21, Debutante, Macon, Georgia
“Ever since I was twelve years old and saw the older girls in their white gowns, I looked forward to dancing the waltz with my father.”