Special to The Vindicator
PRESENTED: Participants in the Junior League of Youngstown’s 2009 Angel Ball are, front row from left, Emma Welsch Rumberg, Dorie Anna Chevlen, Gia Marie Velasquez, Britta Ilene Carson and Emilee Caitrin Croutch. Second row, from left, are Gavin C. Trebilcock, Alexandra L. Montalto, Tamara Kate Chevlen and Ryan Thomas Sankovic. In the third row are Nicholas Samuel Hunter and Garrett L. Trebilcock.
YOUNGSTOWN — This is the season for angels, and several of the visions in white were sighted at the Junior League of Youngstown’s traditional Angel Ball, which took place Dec. 26 at the Lake Club in Poland.
The highlight of the biennial event was the presentation of seven angels and four male honorees, daughters and sons of league members, who will assume future leadership and volunteer roles.
They were formally introduced to 175 guests as Michele Grant, league president, read their names to a trumpet fanfare by Taylor Leonard of Poland.
Each young woman wore the traditional white ball gown with white gloves and carried a nosegay of lavender roses tied with pewter satin ribbon.
The daughters who debuted as angels:
•Britta Ilene Carson, daughter of Mrs. Ingrid Lundquist and Mr. D. Nicholas Carson of Poland, escorted by Geoffrey Timothy Nelson.
•Dorie Anna Chevlen, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Eric Chevlen of Liberty, escorted by Henry Kessler.
•Tamara Kate Chevlen, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Eric Chevlen, escorted by Robert Diroll.
•Emilee Caitrin Croutch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Croutch of Boardman, escorted by Zachary Struharik.
•Alexandra L. Montalto, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Montalto of Canfield, escorted by Ryan Christopher Rowland.
•Emma Welsch Rumberg, daughter of Mrs. Laura B. Rumberg and Mr. Charles C. Rumberg, and granddaughter of sustainer Mrs. Connie Rumberg, escorted by James Hagen.
•Gia Marie Velasquez, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Velasquez of Canfield, escorted by Tyler Adam Wilson.
Sons are introduced
The young men introduced at the event:
•Nicholas Samuel Hunter, son of Dr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Hunter of Canfield, accompanied by Emily Gleichert.
•Ryan Thomas Sankovic, son of Dr. and Mrs. Danny E. Sankovic of Canfield, accompanied by Ellie Rafoth.
•Garrett L. Trebilcock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Trebilcock of Canfield, accompanied by Kathryn Mason.
•Gavin C. Trebilcock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Trebilcock, accompanied by Lindsey Lewis.
In the first dance, the angels waltzed with their fathers while the male honorees danced with their mothers.
Dinner, more dancing
After the formal presentation, a sit-down dinner awaited the angels, honorees, families and invited guests. The invocation was given by the Rev. Dr. Charles J. Lundquist, grandfather of angel Britta Carson.
After dinner, the angels and their escorts, and the honorees and their dates danced.
Mrs. Lundquist and Mrs. Annette Camacci served as chairwomen of the event. Committee members were Mrs. Melanie Anguili, Mrs. Pat Butto, Mrs. Laurel Chevlen, Mrs. Stephanie Hunter, Ms. Linda Pantalone, Mrs. Carol Sankovic, Mrs. Susan Trebilcock and Mrs. Sharon Velasquez.
The Junior League of Youngstown, a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of woman and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.