The room was full of excited young girls beautifully dressed in formal dresses. It was their moment to shine. They were to be presented as Junior Maids at one of the most recognized society balls in the world, The Veiled Prophet (V.P.) Ball where young women, generally in their sophomore year in college, are honored for community service and also make their formal entranced into society.
The Junior Maid ceremony began with a reception, followed by a group photo of the young girls participating in the ceremony, which is generally reserved for young girls in the fifth grade.
The idea is to show the girls what the V.P. Organization has to offer them and what it is like to be a part of the V.P. Ball.
Each young girl, beautifully dressed, waited for her name to be called. At which time, she walked to the veiled man seated at the front of the room. After a brief explanation of the significance of the gift, each one was presented with a small, blue box from the V.P. Organization. The box remains unopened until an appointed time.
Parents, family and friends looked on as each young girl’s name was called.
The V.P. Ball has been an annual tradition for 128 years. The Veiled Prophet Organization dates back to 1878. Since its inception, The Veiled Prophet Organization’s mission has been to make significant economic and civic contributions for the benefit of the Saint Louis area.