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Shepherdstown Rotary Christmas Ball raises $15,379 for charities

By Staff | Feb 5, 2016

The Shepherdstown Rotary Club’s annual Christmas Charity Ball, which was held last December 4 at the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department Hall, raised a total of $15,379 for 14 local nonprofit organizations.

The event is entitled “Our Ball, Your Charity.”

Each year, individual Rotarians help underwrite it by sponsoring tables and contributing funds toward the costs of food, beverages, music and decorations. Sponsoring organizations cover the rest of those costs.

All of the proceeds from the sale of tickets to each table are then donated to charities selected by the table’s host.

Each table is also given the opportunity to participate in a silent auction, and all the auction proceeds go to the designated charities as well.

In all, this event has raised a total of $190,331 for local charities since the Shepherdstown Club adopted the “Our Ball Your Charity” format eight years ago in 2008.

The nonprofit organizations that benefited from the December 4 event were as follows: Caring Cupboard, CASA of the Eastern Panhandle, Contemporary American Theater Festival, For the Kids By George Museum, Friends of Music, Historic Shepherdstown Commission, Hospice of the Eastern Panhandle, Jefferson High School Pop Singers, Potomac Valley Audubon Society, Shepherd University RAM Nation, Shepherdstown Area Independent Living, Shepherdstown Day Care Center, Shepherdstown Public Library, Shepherdstown Rotary International Service Committee and Shepherdstown Visitors Center.