CURTSIES & COURTESIES

San Antonio Gardenia And Musical Club Hosts Annual Coronation Gala

By Ellie Leeper
Photography By Greg Harrison

THE SCENE: The San Antonio Gardenia and Musical Club hosted their 53rd annual Coronation Dinner and Dance this spring at the Oak Hills Country Club, honoring Sophia Carolina Canales and her court.

THE VIBE: Girls in white dresses, ages 5 to 18, were surrounded by fresh bulbs of pink roses, lilies, and hydrangeas as they took their bow and were crowned in front of family and friends in the club’s ballroom. Young men, ages 12 to 18, also participated in the coronation ceremony, serving as ring bearers and escorts to the flower girls, junior princesses, and princesses. Following the dinner and coronation ceremony was a dance for the court and their guests.

THE CAUSE:The San Antonio Gardenia and Musical Club was founded in 1960 to further interest in the fine arts and promote friendships within the membership. The club presents annual scholarships to students in the fine arts, participates in the Texas Cavalier’s Fiesta River Parade and the annual Holiday River Parade, and has become known throughout the city for its exceptional floral floats.

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