Ceres to celebrate 55th annual ball

Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Brookhaven’s Krewe of Ceres will celebrate its 55th annual ball Saturday.

The Charity Ball has been an annual event in the city since the 1960s. Tickets are still available for the weekend event at the Lincoln Civic Center.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 662-312-1958. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and presentations begin at 7:30.

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“The Krewe has a two-fold purpose,” said Publicity Chairman Shannon Miller. “To recognize the area’s outstanding young people and to raise money for Lincoln County and Brookhaven charities.”

There will be dancing and a live band, as usual, Miller said, along with a meal. Attendees are asked to observe safe social distancing as much as possible.

Trainbearers, maids and escorts have been announced, but the king and queen of the ball will not be publicly revealed until the ball itself.

This year’s trainbearers are John Henry Barrett, Elliott Peavey, Reece Robinson, Lil Allbritton, Eva Lou Belk, J.B. Baker and Ross Estess.

Escorts are Harrison Kyle Brownlee, John Michael Chance, James Albert Gardner, William McLain Mitchell Henderson, Jarrett Layton Lea, Fitzhugh Hulon Neal, Britton Guy Nelson, Turner Cade Owens and David Gatson Walker.

The 2022 maids are Carley Elizabeth Craig, Lucy Watkins Donegan, Margaret “Meg” Sproles Foster, Gracie Layton Gray, Rivers Finley Gray, Olivia Grace Lewis, Grace “Gracey” Elizabeth Massengill, Madeline “Madi” Elizabeth Miller, Abby Gayle Smith and Marian Elizabeth Waltman.