With the promise of springtime ahead, many missed flocks return to friendly surroundings. For instance, the swallows head back to San Juan Capistrano, and the Canada Geese fly north to Canada. In North Texas, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s Presentation Ball bows in a new collection of girls in white dresses with gents in white ties and tails.
This year’s crop of young women, whose families have sponsored their presentations to support the DSOL’s benefiting the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and its education outreach programs, carried on the tradition of exquisite gowns, adoring parents and cheering friends on Saturday, February 11, at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
Much to the relief of DSOL President Cynthia Beaird and Presentation Ball Chair Karen Cox, the class of 2023 was only 26, unlike 2022 when it was overflowing as a result of the pandemic’s forcing organizers to combine 2021 and 2022 ladies, gents and families.
A touching highlight of the evening was the acknowledgment of Event Producer Jan Strimple, who has orchestrated more than 1,000 debutantes through the rigors of the infamous Texas Dip. [Sidenote: If you decide to try to execute the Texas Dip, do not invite others to observe on your first attempts.]
On the other hand, the exuberant cheering from friends still resounded throughout the McDermott Hall like an “American Idol” competition, to the surprise of some.
While the write-up of the night is still underway, there are nearly 100 pix of the presentation at MySweetCharity Photo Gallery.