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Western Diocese Debutante Ball

February 18 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm PST

His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Western Diocese are proud to present the Diocese’s Debutante Ball on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at the world-famous Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

For nearly 50 years, the Debutante Ball has been a beloved tradition in the Armenian community. It is a celebration of family and a joyous occasion to reconnect with friends. This year, 19 young women including many from churches throughout the Diocese will be presented as debutantes and along with their escorts will take part in this time-honored and memorable event.

This year’s Mistress of Ceremonies is Sona Movsesian. Movsesian has worked for Conan O’Brien on both his TV show and podcast, accompanying him on a trip to Armenia which was documented and featured on one of O’Brien’s TV specials. She is a New York Times bestselling author with her 2022 book, The World’s Worst Assistant. In recent years she has also assisted a number of organizations in their support of causes affecting the Armenian community.

All are invited to attend the Debutante Ball, as well as show support by placing an ad in the event’s keepsake booklet to extend congratulations to the participants. All proceeds from the booklet will benefit The Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian Hye Camp Program and Artsakh relief efforts.

The black-tie-optional event begins with a cocktail reception at 5:00, followed by the presentation of Debutantes at 6:00. Dinner and dancing will follow. The Ladies Auxiliary is excited to announce that Greg Hosharian & the Armenian Pops Ensemble will provide the music throughout the evening.

Cindy Norian and Audrey Matoesian, co-chairs of the Ladies Auxiliary, invite you to attend what promises to be an unforgettable evening.

To purchase tickets and for further details, please visit www.wddebball.com.


February 18
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm PST
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