Leisure Features

The Court: Veiled Prophet Ball 2019

The Queen’s Supper, held Dec. 21 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, was a joyful occasion for the friends and families of the 58 young women of the Court of Love and Beauty. In this, the 135th Veiled Prophet Ball, the following were named Special Maids: Miss Mary Cutts Otto, Miss Elizabeth Barnes Reisinger, Miss Grace Catherine Mersmann, Miss Theresa Pericles George, Miss Claire Margaret Donnelly and Miss Laura Condie Nix. Miss Lily Shelton Baur was named the Queen of Love and Beauty. She succeeds retiring queen Cecelia Ann Fox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Fox.

vp queen: lily shelton baur
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew S. Baur, Lily is a graduate of MICDS. She volunteers weekly for LovePacks, an organization that provides children in need with food for the weekend. She has many family members who have participated in the VP Ball, including her sister, Lindsey Elise Baur, who is a former Special Maid, and her aunt, McKay Mills, who is a former Queen.

sixth special maid: laura condie nix

A graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Laura is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lee Nix Jr.   and is one of four children. Her sister, Paton Nix, also was a Special Maid. Laura speaks Italian and is majoring in studio art in photography. She volunteers monthly at Most Holy Trinity.

fifth special maid: claire margaret donnelly

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Donnelly, Claire attended Marquette High School. Her interests include soccer and field hockey, and she has been an active volunteer with the VP CSI projects. She held an internship with Fair St. Louis and also helps out with Special Olympics.

fourth special maid: theresa pericles george

Theresa graduated from Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School and is majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy O’Toole George, and her sister, Eleanor, is a former Special Maid. Theresa is a member of the National Student Nurses Association and volunteers at CAN (Community Action Network).

third special maid: grace catherine mersmann

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mersmann, Grace attended Visitation Academy. She is majoring in organization and strategic management, as well as psychological and brain sciences. She was a Fair St. Louis intern, and she volunteers with Little Bit Foundation and Computer Comfort. She also has participated in numerous VP CSI projects.

second special maid: elizabeth barnes reisinger

Elizabeth graduated from MICDS and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Reisinger Jr. Her sister, Lily Reisinger, is a former Special Maid. Elizabeth has volunteered with Share a Meal, Food Outreach and Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital.

first second maid

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Otto Jr., Mary is the cousin of two former Queens, Charlotte Capen Jones and Anne Baldwin Wetzel, and numerous former Special Maids. She is a graduate of John Burroughs School and speaks French. She is actively involved in various leadership roles and organizations at college and is a nationally ranked hunter/jumper rider. She has tutored and volunteered for VP CSI service projects and the APA.

Pictured at top: 2019 Veiled Prophet Queen Lily Shelton Baur and her father, Andrew Baur

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