Belles of the Ball

photographs by d’arlene studios

Fifteen young ladies from the area made their debut at the thirty-second annual Greenwich Cotillion sponsored by the Junior League of Greenwich. The event was held at the historic Tomes-Higgins House.

Genevieve Mifflin, Alyssa McCloskey, Constance Siebert, Isabelle Hill, Ann Epifanio, Mary Leary, Elizabeth Buffone and Carolyn Jay

The lovely tented grounds and beautifully restored house provided the perfect backdrop for the elegant debutantes and their guests. This special evening gathered family and friends to honor tradition, community service and a rite of passage. It was a true family affair with all ages enjoying dancing and dining. The renowned New York society band The Bob Hardwick Sound serenaded the debutantes and their guests to the tunes of “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” and “Thank Heaven for Little Girls.”

2010 Debutantes (seated on floor): Elizabeth Katherine Cauchois and Carolyn Amsler Jay; (seated): Constance Andrea Siebert, Ann Olin Epifanio, Samantha Katherine Pedersen, Caroline Elizabeth Graham Dunn, Isabelle Patterson Hill, Genevieve Myers Mifflin and Cicely Grace Hoelscher; (standing): Elizabeth Margaret Mary Ann Buffone, Mary Katherine Leary, Hayley Elizabeth Purse, Alyssa Rae McCloskey, Jennifer Anne Caplan and Brooke Conolly Pinto

The debutantes carried tightly bound bouquets of pale pink peonies and deep pink roses mixed with cream and green hydrangeas. Outgoing Junior League of Greenwich president Elise Hillman Green welcomed the 300 guests and com-mended the debutantes for their commitment to community service through voluntarism. This year, the fifteen young ladies experienced “An Afternoon at the League” held at the Junior League Headquarters on East Putnam Avenue. There they participated in a training session similar to one they might experience as Junior League members. David Ogilvy served as the master of ceremonies. Susan Fahey Khanna and Rhonda Morley were cochairmen of the event.



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