More than 70 percent of the tickets for the Feb. 9 White Hall Police Officers Charity Ball have been sold and the 10th annual event is headed for another success, Police Chief Richard “Ricky” Wingard said Monday.
Last year’s ball was successful, raising funds for local charitable and community programs, Wingard said. He stated 240 of 325 tickets have been sold, an indication the charity ball at Harbor Oaks in Regional Park will be equally successful.
Fifteen of 18 sponsor’s tables had been sold by Monday, the chief added.
A 105 carat black diamond necklace valued at $8,5000 was selected by David Judkins at KeepSake Jewelry & Gifts, Wingard said, and donated to the White Hall Police Officers Association for the jewelry drawing. The names of individuals who purchase commemorative glasses at the ball for $50 each will be eligible for the drawing.
Live and silent auctions during the ball will be held for autographed memorabilia from television celebrities, musicians and athletes, additional jewelry, and trips, going to the highest bidders.
Wingard said proceeds from the ball allow the non-profit association to finance youth baseball, soccer and football programs, and provide scholarships for White Hall High School students.
The ball will be held at Harbor Oaks in Regional Park with the cost of tickets at $100 each, including cocktails and hors d’ouevres. Tragikly White, a well-known Little Rock band, will provide the entertainment.
In addition to providing scholarships and assistance to youth and school groups, Wingard said money generated by the ball provides Christmas assistance for families in need, aid for victims of disasters, community festivals and events, community projects and assistance for families of police officers who are ill, injured or killed in the line of duty.
For additional information and to order tickets, interested individuals should call the White Hall Police Department (870) 247-1415.