The San Antonio German Club Presents Debutantes In Style

By Shannon Miller Turner
Photography by Greg Harrison and Gary Stanko of Billo Smith Photography

THE SCENE: The 135-year old San Antonio German Club recently hosted its annual Opening German gala in honor of the season’s debutantes. Held on a crisp, cool evening in the heart of San Antonio’s historic downtown, the ball offered a glorious night of dining and dancing in celebration of the Club’s radiant group of young ladies being presented to society.

THE VIBE: Resplendent in gorgeous white gowns, the debs dazzled as they were presented by their fathers then led to their bows by their escorts. Following the presentation, the celebration continued as guests and debs alike danced late into the night to the various musical stylings of The Ramiro Cervera Orchestra, The Oh So Good Band, and The Tip Tops. Catering for the event was provided by San Antonio’s RK Group. Elegant floral designs and décor for the evening were created by Richard Flowers of The Events Company of Houston.

THE CAUSE: The 2015-16 German Club President is Dunn Houston Armstrong. Chairman of the Opening German was Jamie Boothe “J.B.” Musselman, Jr. The San Antonio German Club, formed in 1880, has presented its debutantes during San Antonio’s social season each year since its inception. Originally known as The Ascension Club, a new name was chosen by club members in 1890 and changed to that of a popular ballroom dance of the day: The German.

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