Rosa T. Beard Cotillion introduces debutantes to the community of Augusta.

Rosa T. Beard Cotillion introduces debutantes to the community of Augusta.

Many young ladies were introduced to the CSRA society in the 52nd annual Rosa T. Beard Cotillion debutante on April 29. The event was held at the Bell Auditorium. The founder Rosa T. Beard was a teacher at T.W. Josey High School, when she started this club for young ladies. Beard died several years ago but the event still continues in her name. Her daughter Cheryl Beard says it takes years to get the ladies prepared. "There is a two year membership and during that time, they are participating in workshops in order to be prepared as a young lady who will be a leader in our society and in the community."

Over the past two years the debutantes have strengthened their sisterhood through volunteering in the community.

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