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Introducing the 2008 Les Fleurettes

December 25, 2008

For more than 50 years, The La Cañada Thursday Club has sponsored young women from our community in the Bal Blanc de Noel presentation of Les Fleurettes Debutantes.or more than 50 years, The La Cañada Thursday Club has sponsored young women from our community in the Bal Blanc de Noel presentation of Les Fleurettes Debutantes.

This year, the Thursday Club will present 19 young women to society on Saturday evening, Dec. 27, 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 that 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 Assemblymember Anthony Portantino. Mary Hennessy, 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.

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Jeanie Kay and Linda Streeter are the group’s provisional chairmen. 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 who will be presented as debutantes on Saturday are: Ruth Deborah Barber, Meghan Elizabeth Bartine, Joanna Sue Burlison, Nicole Ruth Carbonetti, Kathryn Marie Chew, Kathryn Ruth Christensen, Emily Margaret Crist, Brittany Ann Johnson, Lydia Marie Kay, Deandra Rose Mann, Mia Marchele McCarthy, Laura Elizabeth Mead, Abbidee Fraser Merchant, Kelly Sawyer Mintie, Shannon Elizabeth Streeter, Rachel Victoria Todd, Abigail Elizabeth Ulf, Amanda Jane Ulf and Sydney Nicole Ramage Wagner.


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