Being presented at the annual Veiled Prophet Ball is a big deal for every young woman who’s ever made her debut at the venerable event.

On a blustery Saturday in November – one that saw temperatures drop a dozen degrees in a matter of 20 minutes – a group of dedicated volunteers elected to spend their morning working outside in the rain. Why? Because the students of The Biome School in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhoo…

A lavish winter fête, brimming with elegant young maidens bedecked in white gloves and splendid gowns. A jubilant cavalcade of high school marching bands and elaborate floats snaking through downtown St. Louis. A summertime tradition of fireworks and festivities in celebration of America’s b…