Longview — There was a look of adoration in the father’s eyes as he watched the little girl he had known since the day she was born bow in her Cinderella white gown.
As she rose from the floor of the stage, she was a glowing young woman who had made her debut into society and was ready to conquer the world.
“A debutante is a young woman who presents herself as a leader. She’s confident. She has a happy personality. She’s poised,” said 2013 debutante Allison Thomas. “It is a great feeling. I have really been looking forward to the ball, and I am very honored to be part of it.”
One week ago, Longfellows presented nine young women in the organization’s 31st annual Debutante Ball. The ball represents a legacy of beauty, grace and tradition started in the 1980s as a means to enhance East Texas culture.
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