The Squires’ 52nd ball was held Saturday night in the theater at the New Orleans Convention Center. Reigning as the 2014 queen was Miss Rebecca Emerson French, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fenn French. The honor of first maid was bestowed upon Miss Miriam de Buys Ellis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ellis.

The queen was attended by maids Misses Katherine Isabel Balart, step-daughter and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Hogan, daughter of Mr. Luis Etienne Balart; Kelly Manning Batt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Batt Jr.; Laurel Ann Box, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beau J. Box; Lydia Vivian Calhoun, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murray A. Calhoun; Lucille Caliste Currence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Currence Jr.; Mignon Eloise Daly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David S. Daly; Emily Brierre Davidson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Scott Davidson; Charlotte Sprunt Freeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Freeman; Charlotte Hollingsworth Friend, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Friend Jr.; Ellen Lorraine Gambel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. Gambel; Lindsey LeJeune Gibert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Howard Gibert Jr.; Mary Mitchell Ives Henry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith G. Henry; and Alexandra Rae Herman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Herman.

Also serving as maids were Misses Caroline McDaniel Hughs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Hughs III; Sara Elizabeth Jenkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Jenkins; Camille Palmer Kelley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keene R. Kelley; Margot Jane Koch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Joshua Koch Jr.; Sarah Eleanor Lane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Merritt Lane III; Hayden Dawson Livaudais, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. André D. Livaudauis; Elizabeth Carter Macdiarmid, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Macdiarmid III; Helen Anne Mason, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Griffin Mason; Meredith Kuebel Mentz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Frederick Mentz; Kathryn Anderson Payne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. R. Payne; Lillian Miles Rufty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Rufty III; Shannon Elizabeth Schmidt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Schmidt; Caroline Louise Viator, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stafford J. Viator; Marguerite Abaunza Walk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Wade Walk; Eleanor Jean Wenzel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Wenzel; and Marcy Jean Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Williams.

As the orchestra played an assortment of Christmas carols, Santa Claus arrived in a sleigh pulled by his team of reindeer. Leading the way was red-nosed Rudolph, portrayed by Master Collier Pratt Villere, son of Mr. and Mrs. St. Denis J. Villere III. The reindeer, who later served as pages to the court, included Masters Charles Wilhelm Adriance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jason W. Adriance; Litchfield Clark Barba, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee N. Barba; Albert Peyton Bush, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert P. Bush; William Carriere Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Cook IV; Garrison Joseph Franks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Zeljko S. Franks II; Christopher Forsyth Hovet, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew S. Hovet; Kingsland Eastman LeBourgeois, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. LeBourgeois; Francis Rivers Lelong III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lelong; William Mitchell Long, son of Dr. and Mrs. William P. Long; John Elliott Paige, son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Paige; Porter Wailes Sinnott, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Sinnott; Robert Wade Van Horn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Van Horn I; and Foster Frye Woods, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Woods.

Also serving as reindeer were Misses Katherine Tierney Bilbro, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. McCaleb Bilbro; Camden Haynes Billups, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Billups Jr.; Charlotte Elizabeth Bush, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bush; Ellen Patricia Ellis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Ellis; Lyla Dayton Gordon, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John M. Gordon; Catherine Davis Lapeyre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Etienne C. Lapeyre; Madeleine Anne Long daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Long; Katherine Harper and Livie Freret Montogomery, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan B. Montgomery; Margaret Collier Ramsey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Ramsey; Isabel Louise Schmidt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Schmidt; Dorothy Grace Schriber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ashley B. Schriber; and Sarah Gibbs Smallpage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Smallpage III;

Mr. John R. Cook IV served as general chairman of the ball, assisted by committee chairs Messrs. Mason Couvillon, Ralph G. Breaux, Storey Charbonnet, Claiborne Perrilliat, Oliver C. Dabezies, Peter M. Tufton, Craig Webb and Robert J. A. Williams.