The Desert Ball: 50 years in the making

Ann Quirk and Maggie, Molly and Olivia Argue at the Desert Ball (submitted photo)

Ann Quirk and Maggie, Molly and Olivia Argue at the Desert Ball (submitted photo)

The Desert Foundation Auxiliary selects and presents to the community young ladies from the Scottsdale area at the Desert Ball in December.

Proceeds from this year’s Desert Ball will benefit Feeding Matters, Rosie’s House and Treasure House, according to a press release.

“I think what sets us apart is the fact that our debutantes are freshmen in college and our ball is in December,” said President of Desert Foundation Auxiliary Laura Currier, in the release. “It’s a new stage of life for them. They are coming home for Christmas break. They are happy to see family and are reconnecting with friends. It is a reunion of sorts. It’s so much fun.”

The organization is multi-generational.

Ann Quirk is currently an Associate Member who joined DFA in 1983. Following, her daughters and granddaughters have since been debutantes as well.

“Looking back on my DFA memories of the past 30 years, I continue to be extremely proud and impressed by the organization’s devotion to our traditions and our ability to present a truly outstanding ball to our community,” Ms. Quirk said in the release.

The 2016 Desert Ball will be 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 22, at The Phoenician Resort, 6000 E. Camelback Road.

Individual tickets are $225 for juniors and $400 for adults. The event will feature a cocktail hour before the presentations begin at 8 p.m.

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