The Thalian Club of Orangeburg, founded in 1929, presented three daughters and a son at its annual debutante ball on Dec. 17, 2012. Mrs. Andrew Hydrick Hunter, club president, along with mothers of the 2012 debutantes, greeted guests in the ballroom of Orangeburg Country Club.
Debutantes presented were Cassandra Elizabeth McCurry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frank McCurry Jr., escorted by Anderson Reid Trimmier; Lyall Rae Plumb, daughter of Col. and Mrs. Larry Parker Plumb II, granddaughter of Larry Parker Plumb and the late Mrs. Lyall Wannamaker Plumb, former members, and great-granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Elliott Wannamaker, escorted by William Spigener Stevenson; and Charlsy Virginia Terry, daughter of Scott Curtiss Terry and the late Mrs. Terry, escorted by Jordan Calhoun Huffstetler.
The son attending his first debutante ball was Leonard Bassford Blanchard Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bassford Blanchard, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Allen Blanchard Jr., escorting Kendall Maree Gibson.
Non-member grandparents of the debutantes and son invited as guests were Mrs. James Winston Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frank McCurry, Mrs. Herbert Terry and Mrs. Lonnie Marvin Krell.
Debutante daughters and sons of the 2011 ball attending as invited guests were Sallie Jane Covington, Anna Manning Frierson, Margaret Clare Fender and Cadet William Scott Utsey.
Newly elected members also were invited as guests. New members for 2012 are Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Coleman Axson, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Watkins Best, Dr. and Mrs. Lelland Dawes Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Crook Inabinet, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Eugene McConnell Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Carson Summers Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Thomas Thoma, and Mr. and Mrs. James Walter Turner.
A large number of family and friends were invited as guests to the 2012 debutante presentation. Guests included Robert Frank McCurry III, Devin Franklin Taylor, Melanie Shuler McKelvey, Erin Marie McGivern, Victoria Ann Beam, Gianna Marie Ellis, Kathryn Elizabeth Arden, Marcus Elliott Plumb, Bett Elizabeth Dominick, Sullivan Harper Williams, Hyatt Kyrwin, Louise Ross Wannamaker, Erin McKenzie Connolly , Madison Nicole Hoogstraal, Katalin Elizabeth Bramblett, Mrs. Wendell Shealy, Woodrow Wilson Watford III, Cayce Rae Ulmer, and Mr. and Mrs. Gardelle Lewis Jr.
Mrs. Robert Frank McCurry Jr. served as chairman of the 2012 debutante ball and Mrs. James Henning Brunson Jr. was debutante secretary. Committee chairmen were Mrs. Ansel Drake Perrow, Mrs. James Howard Shirer, Mrs. Stuart Hyman Marcus, Mrs. Braxton Bryant Wannamaker, Mrs. Dwight Welborn Frierson, Mrs. Leonard Bassford Blanchard and Mrs. Robert Hastine Jennings IV. Mrs. James Chesley Hunter Jr. is Thalian secretary and Mrs. Stuart Hyman Marcus is club treasurer.