Two young women from Thomson were among 22 debutantes presented at the forty-eighth annual Augusta Symphony Guild Cotillion. The event was held Nov. 25 at the Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites on the river.
Mary Catherine Finnerty and Laura Winfield Lemley, both of Thomson, took part in the cotillion.
Michael Justice Taylor Jr. was the 2011 committee chairman, and Shizuo Z. Kuwahara, music director of Symphony Orchestra Augusta, was the honorary chairman. Bradley Dean Means was the master of ceremonies. Dinner and dancing followed the presentation.
The first Augusta Symphony Cotillion took place in 1963 at the Richmond Hotel. The annual cotillion benefits Symphony Orchestra Augusta.
Finnerty is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dennis Finnerty. She was presented by her father and escorted by Brian O'Shea Finnerty and Patrick Dennis Finnerty.
Lemley is the daughter of Dr. Jacqueline Winfield Fincher and Dr. James Louis Lemley. She was presented by her father and escorted by Nicholas Wayne Dawson and Kyle Matthew Hickox.