When you think High Society may be dead, or at least waning, it really is not at all. Recently in the border town of Laredo, Texas, big things were happening to show that debutantes are as lovely as ever. It turns out that The Society of Martha Washington Colonial Pageant & Ball was formed in 1939 and every year it just grows more popular.
The Society hosts the Colonial Ball, which is an annual debutante gala for the young women make their debut into society. The Colonial Ball, held in the city’s Civic Center, is a part of a citywide festival called the Washington's Birthday Celebration, which takes in February of each year close the to US president’s special holiday. The Society of Martha Washington helps Laredo present an image of “racial and national harmony” by working in conjunction with the Princess Pocahontas Council, and the Abrazo Children and has attendees from all over, including our Rossana Leeper who was there to report on it for us, along with other Texas notables.