Selma Charity League’s Masquerade Ball this Saturday

Published 3:45 pm Wednesday, January 30, 2019

For its annual fundraiser this year, the Selma Charity League is hosting a masquerade ball this Saturday night at Arts Revive.

According to event organizer Emily Adkins, this year’s event will feature live Motown music and a Royal Court presentation honoring people who have made a positive impact in the community. Court members were nominated by local residents via the group’s Facebook page.

Among those being recognized will be David Johnson of InShape Fitness, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church Pastor Steve Burton, Alvin Craig of Vaughan Regional Medical Center and Johnnie Moss, Jr., who will serve as the Grand Duke of the event.

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Also being honored are Jennifer Dobbs of Safe Harbor, Dr. Julie Sams, Selma City Schools Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams and Bloom House’s Kristen Jones, who will serve as the Grand Duchess.

The King and Queen will be announced during the event.

Along with the presentation of the court, attendees will be treated to dinner.

Adkins noted that there are only a few tickets still available but any last minute masqueraders can contact a league member in person or reach out to the group’s Facebook page for more details.

The beneficiary of this year’s event will be the Best of Student Shooters (BOSS) Youth League. Last year’s event, a casino night, raised around $5,000 for the Selma Police Department (SPD) and allowed the league to purchase additional equipment for the department.

Earlier in the day, the league will host a dance performance it’s calling “Mini Follies.” According to Adkins, the local group used to host a days-long performance known as “The Follies” – because this year’s will take place Saturday morning, organizers opted to add “mini” to the title.

The event will kick off at 11:30 a.m. at Arts Revive and, afterwards, children will be treated to balloon animals, face painting and other activities. The league will also have sandwiches on sale for children while adults can peruse the offerings from local vendors during the monthly Art Walk and Food Truck Saturday.

Tickets for the Saturday morning event are $15.