It's the time of year to clean up, put on party wear and polish up the shoes for the St. Luke's annual Winter Ball. Presented by the St. Luke's Wood River Volunteer Core, the benefit dinner, raffle and dancing event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Sun Valley Inn Limelight Room.
Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a three-course dinner at 7 p.m. and dessert and dancing to live music by the High Street Band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $150. In addition, a special entertainment guest, Jack Thomas, will perform. He is a tribute artist and will entertain as Neil Diamond.
The ball will also have $25 tickets available for dancing, dessert and a glass of champagne beginning at 9 p.m. To buy tickets, call 727-8406.
< The Volunteer Core will present a raffle drawing at the event, which include prizes with a theme of "Far and Away." The raffle will have seven items including a seven-night stay at Marriott Desert Spring, a season membership to Sun Valley Golf Course, a $1,000 Delta Airline gift certificate, a seven-night stay at a Mexico townhouse in Santiago, Colima, a weekend lodging and ski package at Sun Valley, a season membership to Eagle Hills Golf Course and overnight accommodation and dinner at Cactus Pete's in Jackpot, Nev.
Raffle tickets are $10 each or 12 for $100. Purchasers do not need to be present to win.
Proceeds from this year's Winter Ball will benefit St. Luke's emergency care.
All of St. Luke's Wood River emergency physicians are board certified in emergency medicine.
"We are committed to a high quality of emergency services," said Megan Thomas, St. Luke's Wood River Foundation executive director. "It is an essential service."
The Volunteer Core has 220 active volunteers who all contribute to more than 15,300 hours valued at $240,000. The organization has several fundraising efforts throughout the year, but the Winter Ball is its biggest event.
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