Last evening, in La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Elves of Oberon presented their 122nd ball under the title, “The Replacements.”
The organization’s annual tableau focused on the plan of a fiddle-playing leader to hold a contest seeking replacement statues for the city. After a gaffe by the contest’s emcee in announcing the winner, the ever-resourceful Puck selects his own winner of the replacement contest.
Reigning as queen of the ball was Miss Sara Layne Gambel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Joseph Gambel.
Maids in the court were Misses Agnes Robeson Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael John Bell; Genevieve Marie Bienvenu, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Albert Bienvenu IV; Isabel Louise Collier, daughter of Mrs. William Brown Collier and the late Mr. Collier; Elizabeth Brooks Ellinghausen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Ellinghausen III; Gladys Grace Gille, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Jennings Gille; Corinne Adele Guillot, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jacques Louis Guillot; Mathilde Michinard Kepper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Conway Kepper; Aimée Druilhet Lapeyre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Henri Lapeyre III; Shelby Heath Sharp Meckstroth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Alan Meckstroth; Emily Louise Eble Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert James Nelson IV; Katherine Woodworth Slatten, daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Tappan Slatten and daughter of Ms. Michelle Browder Slatten; and Meredith Anita Tufton, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Michael Tufton
Pages for the ball were Masters William Swayze Darragh, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Thomas Darragh; Ryan Patrick Farnsworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Miller Farnsworth Jr.; James Ted Rogers IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rogers III; and Charles Frederick Seemann IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Seemann III.
The court committee chairman was Mr. Horace Mark Adams. Vice chairman was Mr. Chester Theodore Alpaugh III. Committee members included Messrs. James McCall Baldwin Jr., Brig. Gen. Thomas Edouard Beron, William Hart Brundige Jr., Joseph Storey Charbonnet, Peter Hillyer Dupuy, Bryan Westfeldt Fitzpatrick, Thomas Carter Jahncke, Lawrence Noel Johnson Jr., John Peter Laborde, David Taylor Pointer, Godfrey Bruce Parkerson and Justin Burton Schmidt.
Following the ball, the queen’s supper was held at the New Orleans Country Club.