80th Annual Cotton Ball Was Saturday

Harriet Ellen Yarnell And Walter Keith Sanford Named Queen And King

Monday, August 4, 2014

Harriet Ellen Yarnell and Walter Keith Sanford were announced as Queen and King of the 80th annual Cotton Ball which was held Saturday at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center.   

Forty-three Belles and three Ladies of the Court were presented to approximately 1,000 guests. 

The Cotton Ball not only is a debutante ball for rising college sophomores but also has given thousands of dollars to local organizations, focusing on women and children.  

Ladies of the Court – Taylor Elizabeth Brock
Mollie Dean Glascock
Victoria Corryne Lavender 

Trainbearers – Ella Hastings McGinness
Sara Dade Youmans

Pages – Cameron Strawbridge Hill, Jr.
Thomas Carroll Lee IV

Cotillion music – The Ralph Miller Orchestra

Dance band – Atlanta Party Band

Master of Ceremonies – Zach Adamson

Director – Cathy Ault Kasch

Photographer – Lane Taylor Brown

Court Dresses – Monica’s

Flowers – Humphrey’s Flowers


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