German Club Debs Celebrate With Nod Toward The Preservation of (Wild) Life
By: Shannon Miller Turner
Photography by Gary Stenko of Billo Smith Studios
THE SCENE: Nestled in the newly-rejuvenated area just north of downtown, San Antonio’s own gem, the Pearl Brewery Stable, was the setting for a spectacular evening honoring German Club debs Allie Biedenharn and Molly Mitchell. Friends and family from as far away as California and Wyoming, as well as Dallas and Houston, joined the two honorees to ring in the New Year in grand style.
THE VIBE: “To Preserve Wildlife: Throw a Party!” was the theme for the evening and what an evening it was. The TexManiacs Tejano band and burros outfitted with saddlebags filled with beer greeted guests as they entered the courtyard. Inside, the stable ballroom, coyotes, deer, javelina and bobcats were as decked out and dazzling as the New Year’s Eve revelers. Don Strange’s signature food stations, Goen South’s Texas-chic décor and the band, Jessie’s Girls, ensured that the (wild) life of the party continued well into 2015.
THE CAUSE: The San Antonio German Club, formed in 1880 has presented its debutantes during San Antonio’s social season each year since its inception. The 2014-15 German Club President is Paul Arthur Rohlfs, Jr.