The Baton Rouge Assembly will present 18 debutantes at its annual ball Nov. 27 at the Baton Rouge River Center. The debutantes will be introduced to the wives of the Assembly members and their guests at a tea Wednesday at the Baton Rouge Country Club.
The 2015 debutantes are MaryHannah Grace Broussard, daughter of Melinda Munley Broussard and James Frederick Broussard; Mary-Charlotte Collette Bruce, daughter of Collette Brown Bruce and Anthony Dean Bruce, both of Washington; Alexis Amelia Garland, daughter of Karen McCaskill Garland and Douglas Barth Garland; Emma Louise Gordon, daughter of Clarice Leigh Holliday Gordon and Dr. Stewart Thomas Gordon; Haley Danielle Harrington, daughter of Dr. Laurie Harvey Harrington and Scott Lowery Harrington, of St. Francisville; Alyssa Beth Kleinpeter, daughter of Stacey Lopez Kleinpeter and Karl Lee Kleinpeter, of Jackson; Rebecca Clare Kleinpeter, daughter of Virginia Elizabeth Kleinpeter and Judge William Thomas Kleinpeter, of Port Allen; Griffon Ainsley Lawson, daughter of Susan Ashley Smart Lawson and Courtland Collins Lawson; Lindsay Michelle McKowen, daughter of Erin Frisbie McKowen and John Griffith McKowen Jr.; Caroline Wensel McKowen and Margaret Ellington McKowen, daughters of Elisabeth Alice Witcher McKowen and Feltus Barrow McKowen; Stephanie Leigh McNamara, daughter of Dr. Susan Nunnally McNamara and John Price McNamara; Joy Jeannette Roberts, daughter of Clay Ward Roberts and Richard Albert Roberts Jr.; Caroline Lee Spencer, daughter of Karen Aycock Spencer and Christopher Scott Spencer; Katherine Ellen Tanner, daughter of Ellen Jolly Tanner and Thomas Wesley Tanner Jr.; Juneann Anderson Walker, daughter of Beverly Anderson Walker and David Marshall Walker, of St. Francisville; Annie Weeks Womack, daughter of Sheryl Wall Womack and Thomas MacDougall Womack Sr.; Blakley Allison Woolf, daughter of Kerri England Woolf and James Brandon Woolf II.
MaryHannah Grace Broussard is the granddaughter of the late Betty Jean Holden Munley and the late Charles Martin Munley Sr. and the late Vida Vignes Broussard and the late Frederick Dougherty Broussard. She is a graduate of The Runnels High School and attends LSU, where she is a member of The Sports Car Club of America. Her paternal grandfather, Frederick Doughterty Broussard, was a charter member and past chairman of the Assembly. Her father, James Frederick Broussard, was chairman in 2007.
Mary-Charlotte Collette Bruce is the granddaughter of Mary Kay Collette Brown and John Terrell Brown Sr. and E. Edward Bruce, of Washington, and the late Marnell Higley Bruce. She is a graduate of National Cathedral School in Washington and attends Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She is an SMU Hilltop Scholar and is a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Her mother was presented by the Assembly in 1986 and her maternal grandmother in 1962. Mary-Charlotte’s maternal great-grandfather, the late Lloyd Franklin Collette, was a charter member of the Assembly.
Alexis Amelia Garland is the granddaughter of Joan Hatcher McCaskill and the late James William McCaskill and Frances Barth Garland and Neel Emerson Garland. She is a graduate of University High School and attends LSU, where she is a member of Phi Mu sorority. Her mother was presented by the Assembly in 1984 and her maternal grandmother was presented in 1961.
Emma Louise Gordon is the granddaughter of Cynthia Leigh Brashier Holliday and the late Peola Webster Holliday III and Florence Cecila Vine Gordon and the late Dr. Douglas Littleton Gordon. She is a graduate of University High School and attends LSU, where she is a member of Chi Omega Sorority and the LSU Honors College.
Haley Danielle Harrington is the granddaughter of Melba Leroy Harvey and the late Lynnette Daniel Harvey and Charlotte Craft Marlow and James Anthony Marlow, of Natchez, Mississippi. She is a graduate of Silliman Institute in Clinton and attends Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a member of Chi Omega sorority and the Samford University Women’s Golf Team.
Alyssa Beth Kleinpeter is the granddaughter of Elizabeth Switzer Lopez and Calise Lopez, of New Iberia, and Katherine Sanchez Kleinpeter, of Grosse Tete, and the late Paul Kenneth Kleinpeter. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy and attends LSU, where she is a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Rebecca Clare Kleinpeter is the granddaughter of Katherine Sanchez Kleinpeter, of Grosse Tete, and the late Paul Kenneth Kleinpeter and the late Virginia Mitchell Lansden and the late Capt. Humphrey Baylor Lansden. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy and attends Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, where she is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Griffon Ainsley Lawson is the granddaughter of Kay Griffon Smart and Lewis Lee Smart III and the late Nan Carter Lawson and the late Stanley Bernard Lawson. She is a graduate of University High School and attends University of Georgia in Athens, where she is a member of Phi Mu sorority and the Golden Key Academic Honor Society. Her mother was presented by the Assembly in 1986.
Lindsay Michelle McKowen is the granddaughter of Elaine Sinast Frisbie and William Parker Frisbie, of Yorktown, Texas, and Marilyn Messer McKowen and John Griffith McKowen, of Jackson. She is a graduate of University High School and attends the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she is a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Caroline Wensel McKowen and Margaret Ellington Mc-Kowen are the granddaughters of Elisabeth Alice Cole Witcher and The Right Rev. Robert Campbell Witcher and Carolyn Leake McKowen Mudinger and the late Dr. David McKowen. Both girls are graduates of The Dunham School. Caroline attends LSU and is a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Margaret attends University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is a member of Kappa Delta sorority.
Stephanie Leigh McNamara is the granddaughter of Dr. Richard Milburn Nunnally and the late Lucy Hanson Nunnally and Alma Loisel McNamara, of New Orleans, and the late Abel John McNamara. She is a graduate of University High School and attends Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where she is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Joy Jeannette Roberts is the granddaughter of Joy Gilbert Ward and the late Walter Leroy Ward III and the late Mary Jeannette Roberts and the late Richard Albert Roberts. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy and attends LSU. Her mother was presented by the Assembly in 1976.
Caroline Lee Spencer is the granddaughter of Betsy Bishop Aycock and Seaborn Ray Aycock, of Jackson, Mississippi, and the late Patricia Eades Spencer and the late William Grady Spencer. She is a graduate of University High School and attends LSU, where she is a member of the Honors College and Kappa Delta sorority.
Katherine Ellen Tanner is the granddaughter of the late Margaret Coerver Jolly and the late James W. Jolly and the late Dorothy Abney Tanner and the late Thomas Wesley Tanner Sr. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy and attends LSU, where she is a member of Kappa Delta sorority and Phi Eta Sigma.
Juneann Anderson Walker is the granddaughter of Reul Lacy Anderson Jr. and the late Juneann Boone Anderson and the late Taffie Anderson Walker and the late Rev. Phillip James Walker. She is a graduate of Chatham Hall Boarding School in Chatham, Virginia, and attends University of Mississippi in Oxford, where she is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Annie Weeks Womack is the granddaughter of the late Dickens Hendrix Wall and the late Dr. Rivers Patout Wall and the late Patricia McDougall Womack and the late Floyd William Womack. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy and attends LSU. Her mother was presented by the Assembly in 1980. Both her maternal grandfather and her father were past chairmen.
Blakley Allison Woolf is the granddaughter of Susan Blakley England and David Allen England and Marilyn McGehee Woolf and John King Woolf Jr. She is a graduate of University High School and attends LSU, where she is a member of Chi Omega sorority.
The Baton Rouge Assembly was formed in 1961 by a group of Baton Rouge men who had grown up together when the city was just a small town. The founders realized that as the city grew rapidly after World War II, old friends were losing contact with each other.
Because they wanted their children to know one another, they established the Baton Rouge Assembly as an organization to provide social contact with the common thread being family residence in the area prior to 1910.
Scott Joseph Folse is this year’s Assembly chairman. John Michael Selser is the assistant chairman, Dr. Otto Christian Hall is the ball chairman and Keith Christian Armstrong is the assistant ball chairman.