Author: Jo Anne McKnight

Presenting the 37th annual Le Beautillion Militaire

On Saturday, May 13, 5:30 p.m. at Mobile Convention Center, 36 accomplished young men, or “Beaux,” will be presented to society at the 37th annual Le Beautillion Militaire. Tickets may be purchased for $60 each by calling Sherry Archibald at 419-306-5306. The Beautillion, a yearly event sponsored by the Mobile chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc., is much like a cotillion — a debutantes’ ball — except it features young men. “The Beaux have earned their place in the spotlight,” Cynthia Tucker of Jack and Jill of America said. “In order to be presented, they must have...

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Semmes Christmas Tour highlights seasonal decor

The 8th annual Semmes Christmas Tour, which includes three private residences, two businesses and two parks, will take place Saturday, Dec. 10, from 3-7 p.m. The homes, all decorated in the individual style of the owners, are those of Cheryl and Ronnie Ivy, Jennifer and Darrin Chappell, and Kim and Paul Gully. Businesses featured are Meggie B’s Christmas Store, which will offer discounts and incentives, and Air Specialty Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning. Semmes Senior Center, the historic home of the Blackwell Nursery family, and Semmes Heritage Park also are on the tour, along with city of Semmes Honor...

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