On December 20, 1968, thirty young debutantes were introduced to society under the auspices of the Unique Social & Community Club at the Winthrop Hotel's Crystal Ballroom. The debutantes wore white evening gowns and carried bouquets of American Beauty red roses. Names of the thirty young collegians were listed in a News Tribune article dated December 22, 1968. Betty Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie J. Brown, was chosen queen of the ball.