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Zeta D.O.V.E. Foundation — ‘Sapphire & Pearls’ 65th Annual Debutante Cotillion and Masters’ Ball

65th Annual Debutante Cotillion and Masters’ Ball.

Submitted by Anita F.  Taylor

The Zeta D.O.V.E. Foundation (in collaboration with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated /Fort Lauderdale Chater) is accepting applications for high school students interested in participating in the 65th Annual Debutante Cotillion and Masters’ Ball.

This elegant affair is the first of its kind in Broward County’s history. In 1954, Zetas had a vision to create a special cultural event for outstanding young women that would focus on their total development.  With no access to hotels and ballrooms, the first Debutante Cotillion was held in the Dillard High School cafeteria. Recognizing the need to expand and enhance the role of the African American male in our society, in 2002, the sorority added “The Masters’ Ball” to the Cotillion.  This affair has provided scholarship opportunities to participants for 65 years. “I was a Debutante.  From my experience, participants will make lifelong friends, learn valuable life lessons and social graces, and can earn a scholarship.  It doesn’t get any better than that,” said Mrs. Bridgette Ho-ward, Chair of the Cotillion and Masters’ Ball.

A Cotillion kick-off meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Larkdale Elementary School cafeteria, 3250 N.W. 12 Place, Fort Lauderdale, 33311. Applicants must meet the following requirements: Debutantes – Graduating seniors only; Masters – Males, 11th or 12th grade; and Sub-Debutantes/Blue Revue – ninth, 10th or 11th grade.

For additional information, contact Mrs. Howard at (954) 303-1051, Ericka Wilson (754) 422-8084 or email zetadovecotillion65@gmail.com.

The “Sapphire and Pearls” 65th Annual Debutante Cotillion and Masters’ Ball will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie, Fla., 33317.  For journal advertisements, tickets, etc., contact Mrs. Howard at (954) 303-1051, Mrs. Vera Hanker-son at (954) 816-6109 or zetadovecotillion65@gmail.com.

 

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