Your birthday ball committee has been working fast. We have the ball scheduled for November 12th at the Best Western Gateway Grand - always a great location! Really excited about that.
Your Guest of Honor is the current Marine Corps League Commandant for Florida. Scott Westerveldt served 38 years on active duty, from Private to Lieutenant Colonel. Just a great guy and I know you'll enjoy having him there as much as he will meeting all of you.
You will get a veteran (no pun intended) crew running the traditional ceremony. They always do such a great job.
We have Crooked Counsel coming back to provide the live music so bring your dancing shoes! You can dance right up to either of the two cash bars when you need to recharge your dancing talent.
For our out-of-town guests, the hotel is right off of I-75. Even though there will a college football game in Gainesville that day, the hotel is only charging our guests $109 per night plus tax. See our birthday ball page for the reservations desk number.
You will leave with your own piece of commemorative glassware. And if you want to leave with more, you can get tickets for the raffle items. The items are so nice we hire a security guard to watch over them during the event!! Bring your money and even your credit cards - we got you covered! More about that as the time gets closer.
I will meet with the ball committee again on April 2nd to cover more details and solidify assignments. We all need to get people in our community to put ads in our program book and help us with their sponsorships.
Attendance will be $50 per person by reservation form with payment and we will only be selling 200 so that we don't overcrowd the event. Look for those to be available in April. We will announce.
So I'm really excited and the ball committee members are already working diligently to make sure this event is one to remember!!