OUTLOOK: Vicksburg Cotillion Club celebrates ‘A December to Remember’

Published 9:48 pm Friday, December 1, 2023

The Vicksburg Cotillion Club will hold its annual Christmas Ball on December 9 at the Ardis T. Williams Sr. Auditorium, formerly the Vicksburg Auditorium. The black-tie event will include a lead-out of the 40 club members. This year’s theme for the ball is A December to Remember.

The Vicksburg Cotillion Club was founded in 1987 with the goal of providing young women with skills in etiquette, leadership, and community service. This year, club members sponsored a car wash as part of their community service with proceeds from the fundraiser benefiting a local non-profit organization. Other philanthropy projects included donating snacks for the Salvation Army’s tutoring program and donating canned goods to the community food pantry. Toys for children will be collected at the Christmas Ball. Serving as sponsors for the Vicksburg Cotillion Club are Anna Kate Andrews, Sara Kate King, and Cameron Yocum.

Club Officers:

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Addison Evelyn Averett, a senior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Averett. She serves as the President of the club. Her escort will be club sweetheart Walker Armstrong Lambiotte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lambiotte.

Ryan Hadley Grey, a junior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Grey. She serves as the Vice-President of the club. Her escort will be club sweetheart Damien Monroe Reeves, son of Mr. Perry Reeves and Ms. Jennifer Laird.

Grace Kenlee Windham, a senior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Windham. She serves as the Secretary of the club. Her escort will be John Ellis Montgomery, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Montgomery.

Laiken Suzanne Leist, a senior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Leist. She serves as the Treasurer of the club. Her escort will be club sweetheart Aiden Ford Dickerson, son of Mr. Will Dickerson and Ms. Cealia Dickerson.

Sawyer Grace McCain, a senior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dusty McCain. She serves as the Sergeant at Arms and Public Relations of the club. Her escort will be Carson Walker Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smith.

Christian Josephine Harris, a senior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Harris. She serves as the Chaplain of the club. Her escort will be club sweetheart Caleb John Tucker, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Tucker.

Sarah Elizabeth Johnston, a senior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Johnston. She serves as the Philanthropy Chair of the club. Her escort will be club sweetheart Zachary Allen Cowart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Cowart.

Stella Louise Buckner, a junior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Buckner. She serves as the Co-Philanthropy Chair of the club. Her escort will be Pierson Rawls Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Smith.

Seniors:

Adalyn Reece Anderson, a senior at Warren Central High School, is the daughter of Ms. Magen Westcott. Her escort will be Hayes William Loper, son of Dr. and Mrs. Tony Loper.

Jenna Caroline Brantley, a senior at Warren Central High School, is the daughter of Mr. Michael Brantley and Ms. Tiffany Brantley. Her escort will be Cole David Autrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Autrey.

Katelyn Adel Clark, a senior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brady Clark. Her escort will be Dalton John Windham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Windham.

Nancy Jean Clement, a senior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Clement. Her escort will be club sweetheart Brady Raines Harrell, son of Mr. Jeff Harrell and Ms. Amanda Harrell.

Peyton Nicole Combs, a senior at Porters Chapel Academy, is the daughter of Mr. Jason Combs and Mrs. Casie Proctor. Her escort will be club sweetheart Thomas Easton Azlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Azlin.

Chelsea Allaina Fuller, a senior at Porters Chapel Academy, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Fuller. Her escort will be Gavin Joseph Pugh, son of Mr. Allen Pugh.

Josephine Kemp Huntley, a senior at Warren Central High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Huntley. Her escort will be club sweetheart William Brooks Willoughby, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Willoughby.

Addison Claire Leach, a senior at Warren Central High School, is the daughter of Mr. Colin Leach and Mrs. Sara Robinson. Her escort will be club sweetheart Laney Patrick Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Lewis.

Kennedy Lea May, a senior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marty May. Her escort will be club sweetheart James Powell, son of Mr. Wally Powell and Mrs. Susan Ramsey.

Campbell London McCoy, a senior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael McCoy. Her escort will be Ryan Justin Sykes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Sykes.

Madelyn Claire McSherry, a senior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jason McSherry. Her escort will be club sweetheart Land Holden Oglesby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Oglesby.

Linley Loviza Miles, a senior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Miles. Her escort will be Steven Truett Clement, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Clement.

Harley Grace Vinzant, a senior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Vinzant. Her escort will be Allen Slade Lyons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Lyons.

Juniors:

Laura MacKenzie Bailey, a junior at Warren Central High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bailey. Her escort will be club sweetheart John Wyatt Massey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wes Massey.

Marley Rae Bufkin, a junior at Porters Chapel Academy, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Bufkin. Her escort will be Laken Gage Bradley, son of Mr. Trent Bradley and Mrs. Laura Hallberg.

Kylie Lynne Goss, a junior at Warren Central High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Goss. Her escort will be Matthew Harber Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Williams.

Sarah Grace Griggs, a junior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Chris Griggs. Her escort will be Thompson Carr Fortenberry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brent Fortenberry.

Alice Grace Luke, a junior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. Scott Luke and Ms. Tiffany Luke. Her escort will be Haden Noble Brogdon, son of Mr. Jesse Brogdon and Ms. Haley Meeks.

Sophie Grace Masterson, a junior at Porters Chapel Academy, is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Calvin Masterson. Her escort will be Barrett James Shows, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Shows.

Addison La’Rae Keller, a junior at Warren Central High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Troyce Gullett and the late Devin Keller. Her escort will be William Maddox Lynch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lynch.

Julia Elizabeth Moberley, a junior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. Edwin Moberley and Ms. Courtney Moberley. Her escort will be Clark Campbell Hobson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Hobson.

Peyton Elise Rainer, a junior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rainer. Her escort will be Hampton Higgins Derivaux, son of Mr. Allen Derivaux and the late Candy Derivaux.

Madison Elizabeth Rice, a junior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Rice. Her escort will be Taylor Jack Zadrozny, son of Mr. and Mrs. CJ Zadrozny.

Macy Elizabeth Stauble, a junior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Stauble. Her escort will be Brody Christopher Barnett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Barnett.

Carrie Lynn Wood, a junior at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wood. Her escort will be James Emerson Blackburn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeb Blackburn.

Sophomores:

Hayden Margaret Bell, a sophomore at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Bell. Her escort will be Clay Louis Pierce, son of Dr. and Mrs. Sam Pierce.

Olivia Rose Larsen, a sophomore at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Larsen. Her escort will be Robert Douglas Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Lee.

Briley Jean Lott, a sophomore at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lott. Her escort will be Carson Rhea Henderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith.

Kinley Madge Lott, a sophomore at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lott. Her escort will be Jeffrey Holden Davison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Davidson.

Taryn Miles Lusby, a sophomore at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimbo Lusby. Her escort will be Sadler Fine Lambiotte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lambiotte.

Mary Farrell Roberson, a sophomore at St. Aloysius High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Roberson. Her escort will be Carter Bradley Henderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith.

Sydney Harrel Sullivan, a sophomore at Warren Central High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Sullivan. Her escort will be Ryan Ray Steed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Steed.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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