This is a very big year for the Junior League of Owensboro, who will be celebrating their 50th annual Charity Ball on March 7th at the Hines Center. The Charity Ball brings members together with their friends and family to celebrate a year of volunteering, giving, and dedicated service to the Owensboro community. This year’s event will highlight a 50-year tradition of young men and women waltzing their way into community advocacy by participating as Junior Host or Hostess.
“The atmosphere is very formal, but it’s a lot of fun,” says Charity Ball Co-chair Katie Keller. “We’ll have about sixteen junior hosts and hostesses. The boys wear tuxes and dance with their moms. The girls dress up like a cotillion or debutante.”
This 50th Golden Anniversary event will be celebrated by honoring the rich history and many years of service by the Junior League of Owensboro. Throughout those years, League members, their families, and numerous organizations have partnered to give back, raise money, and give aid to thousands in need.
Today, the Junior League of Owensboro is approximately 300 members strong and continues to meet many needs in our community through hands-on volunteer activities, financial contributions, and public awareness campaigns about issues that affect children and families in the Owensboro-Daviess County area. Some of their projects and activities include their “Kids in the Kitchen” program, Junior League of Owensboro 5K run/walk, and “Jump Around the Park” held at Moreland Park each spring.
“The Charity Ball is a really neat tradition,” Keller added. “We have women in the League who were hostesses and now their daughters are hostesses.”
Those who wish to attend the Charity Ball can chose to participate in the full event, which includes a four course dinner catered by Moonlite, or join in after dinner for the presentation, drinks, live music and dancing.
To request an invitation please contact Invitation Chair Whitney Kirkwood at [email protected]. If your place of business would like to sponsor the Charity Ball, please contact Corporate Sponsorship Chairs Jennifer Keller or Pattie Martin at [email protected] or [email protected].