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The La Canada Thursday Club presents the 2007 Les Fleurettes debutantes

December 27, 2007

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.

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Kristyn Bockman

Kristyn Heather Bockman is the daughter of Craig and Lindy Bockman and the granddaughter of Jan and the late Alan Bockman, and Joanne and the late Kenneth Drost. Kristyn is a senior at La Cañada High School.

Kristyn has been a member of Girl Scouts since Kindergarten. She is currently working on her Gold Award project: sending books, DVDs and inspirational letters from grade school children to the troops in Iraq.

Kristyn maintains a 4.0 grade point average and works part-time at a law firm. Her interests include photography, reading and Spanish. . One day soon, she plans to travel to Spain to study the language and learn about the culture.

Kristyn has attended the same volleyball camp in Santa Barbara every summer since age 12 and hopes to continue on there as a coach.

Kristyn plans to attend a four-year university in California.

Kristyn Heather Bockman is being presented by her father, Craig Bockman, and her escort is Garrison Lee Grimes. Her presentation song selection is “Do You Believe in Magic.”

Colleen Boyd

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