Junior Cotillion shows off the young and refined

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Junior Cotillion shows off the young and refined

BABBIE GUSCIO, Packet columnist
Published Thursday, May 27, 2004 in The Island Packet  |  439 Words  |  /IslandPacket/communities/blufft

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall at the South Carolina Yacht Club this past weekend. Caroline Benedetti, who is a corporate and personal etiquette consultant, presented her newest graduates to the world. '
Joe Little provided instructions on how to do the fox trot and waltz. For me, this all brought back memories of Miss Flossie's Dance School in Athens, Ga., when I was the same age as these children, on the verge of going out into the world armed with manners and poise. '
Lots of Bluffton children took part in their first Junior Cotillion. They made introductions, shook hands in a receiving line, and showed off newly learned dining and dancing skills.'
The boys wore navy blue blazers and ties and the girls were beautifully outfitted in their fancy frocks. Whirling and twirling were Mary Elizabeth and Margaret Anne Munday; Jessica and Julia Scheider; Brennan O'Gorman; Ike Stone; David, John, and Joe Bowen; and lots of other newly polished jewels.'
<b>News and notes</b>'
<li> The dedication of Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church's newly built sanctuary went off as planned Sunday afternoon. The beautiful ceremony featured lots of singing and speeches by several ministers and members of the congregation. After the service, the building was dedicated as the cornerstone was laid in a Freemason ceremony. '
The ladies of the church provided delicious cookies and refreshments afterwards for all of the guests. Herb Lewis, who sadly did not live to see this beautiful project come to fruition, will always be remembered as a devoted member of the Campbell Chapel Church Building Committee.'
The historic 150-seat chapel next door will be used for weddings and special occasions.'
<li> The artistic community of Bluffton lost a true friend this past weekend. Jon Nelson will be remembered for his great talent and wry sense of humor. Jon's paintings are in collections throughout the country and will live on as his legacy. '
We all send our love to Jon's wife, Peggy Duncan, and his fellow artists at the Guild of Bluffton Artists and Pluff Mudd Gallery.'
<li> Bluffton is searching for a person who possesses that elusive "State of Mind." Nomination forms are available at The Store or by calling 757-3855. The winner will be announced at the Children's Fourth of July Parade at 11 a.m. July 3.'
Yanessa's Hair Boutique is offering a wonderful makeover, and there will be other great prizes.