The 9th Annual YMCA Christmas Ball took place on Saturday. The Christmas Ball is specially designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their friends, families and chaperones. The participants get out on the dance floor and dance like no one is watching. They have a great time and their smiles light up the Frankfort Convention Center! Each year, a King and Queen of Christmas are crowned for having the most Christmas Spirit.
This event grows bigger and bigger each year. This year, over 600 people enjoyed the live music by local favorite Twist of Fate, dancing, games, arts and crafts, complimentary food/beverages, as well as photos with Santa by Events Imaging. Over 100 volunteers from area schools and community groups also attended. They danced with guests, as well as helped with the arts, crafts and games. The Christmas Ball is free to attend with generous sponsorships from McAllen Solutions, Community Choices Unlimited, and Stewart Home School.
For more information about the YMCA Christmas Ball, email Brent Wallace through the Frankfort YMCA or call at 502-227-9637 x 104. It’s never too late to start planning for next year’s event!
DECEMBER 13, 2014 6 – 9pm
FRANKFORT CONVENTION CENTER
The Frankfort YMCA is proud to be hosting its 9th annual YMCA Christmas Ball. The Ball is an outstanding event that is designated for individuals with intellectual disabilities and special needs. This creates opportunities for positive interactions through a quality event. The YMCA strives to provide fun and exciting programs and events for our community. Providing an event such as this is only the tip of the iceberg of what our local YMCA offers. Each year this event gets bigger and better than the year before. Last year brought in a new record of nearly 650 people in attendance. This year, they are anticipating at least 700 people!
From the website:
“This event will provide many opportunities to socialize with other people in your community. We have a live band supplying all the great hits from yesterday and today, and will sure to get you in good spirits. For those who enjoy dancing, we have a large 200 square foot dance floor, so be sure you come prepared to dazzle onlookers with some sizzling moves! In addition to the music and dancing, there will also be plenty of seating for those who want to listen to the music, watch the dancing and socialize with one another. Since dancing, talking, laughing and socializing can be such tiresome work, there will be plenty of complimentary snacks and refreshments available. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it did! We will have a professional photographers from EVENTS IMAGING available from 7-9pm taking complimentary 5×7 photos of each person in attendance, so be sure to wear your favorite holiday attire! If you would like to purchase additional photos, you will have that option with the photographer. There is also a special appearance from Santa for those interested in getting that last Christmas gift request in before the BIG DAY! In addition to all the dancing and socializing, we will also be offering a craft table and games. There is something for everyone!! We hope to see you there!”
This is a FREE event thanks to all our sponsors! We gladly accept any donations, however! Registration forms are available for download HERE.
Email Brent Wallace or call at 502-227-9637 x 104 for more information!
To see photos on Capital Living from last year’s event, click HERE.