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16th Street Hosts Christian Cotillion/Beautillion

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It’s spring and that means it’s time for the Deb’s and Beau’s Annual Etiquette Luncheon & Tea. This year marks the 17th year of this event.

The Debutantes of the 2011 Christian Cotillion/Beautillion (CCB) attended two etiquette workshops facilitated by Ms. Earlene Freeman, which culminated with the Luncheon and Tea on April 3, 2011.

The Debutante’s Luncheon & Tea wi th guest speaker Dr. Ramona Hyman was simply marvellous.

Each Debutante took great effort preparing their table settings, with each table setting being judged by the Chairperson Mrs. Yolanda “Angel” Cohill as per their etiquette training.

Every year the Deb’s & Beau’s participate in a six month program which consists of cultural, civic, etiquette, current events and public speaking workshops. As one part of the cultural aspect, the Debutante’s saw the Disney’s Broadway Musical “Beauty and The Beast” at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles.

The debutantes volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House for families of hospitalized children in Loma Linda. They also had a chance to take part in the “Young African American Women’s Conference” presented by Del ta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. with guest speaker NBC News Correspondent Beverly White. The Debutantes also visited the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, which was another part of the cultural events.

Ms. Cohill has been involved with this program since inception.

She worked closely wi th the founder, the late Ms. Roylestine Bowman, who began the CCB seventeen years ago. Mrs. Cohill has picked up the baton and hasn't stopped.

She states: “Every child should be afforded the opportunity to experience a Cotillion, not just the privileged children of the elite”. The 2011 17th Annual Christian Cotillion/Beautillion participants are: Debutante Tonisha Williams, Debutante Shanyce Blossom, Debutante Al isha Peeler, and Debutante Annasa Card.

Commit tee Members: Chair-- Yolanda “Angel” Cohill, Treasurer-- Dr. Glyne Thorington, Mrs. Betty Daniels, Mrs. Virginia Irby, Ms. Danielle Mackey, Ms. Trebria Woods, Ms. Shelley Johnson. Auxiliary committee Detra Marshall, Host & Hostesses and 16th Street SDA Church.

The Christian Cotillion / Beautillion Scholarship Ball will be held on Sunday May 1, 2011 at the Hilton Hotel in San Bernardino, California; Guest Speaker, Pastor Joshua Beckley of Ecclesia Christian Fellowship Church.

Ticket sale price $50.00 per person. For more information regarding ticket purchase, please contact: Angel Cohill at (909) 229-2369 or Danielle Mackey at (909) 556-

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