By Tina Snell, Staff Writer
Dust off the tuxes and the gowns. The seventh annual Harvest Ball is set for Thursday, Nov. 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The gala evening will take place at the Falls Ballroom in Little Falls.
While dressing up is optional, having fun at the annual fundraiser for Horizon Health Inc. is not. The evening begins with a social hour, then dinner. Tables will be set for eight to 10 people, and hosts may purchase an entire table for friends, coworkers or family, while getting a free ticket for themselves.
At 7:30 p.m., the entertainment begins. This year, Jared Sherlock, an illusionist, will wow the crowds with his love of magic.
“What drew me to him was his interactions with the audience,” said Vicki Villebro, marketing and funds development director at Horizon Health Inc. “He has toured internationally with his show and is an award-winning entertainer.”
Horizon Health will also be offering 100 chances to win a choice of a diamond ring, necklace or earrings. Plus, there will be another 100 chances to win a stainless steel gas grill package which also includes meat and beverage certificates for a great home party.
On top of that, Horizon Health will also be selling 100 chances for a 270 caliber Remington 770 rifle with a stainless steel barrel, a 3-9 by 40 mm rifle scope, a Realtree camo stock and a detachable magazine.
“Last year we had about 250 people attend the Harvest Ball,” said Villebro. “This year we have already sold more than 300 tickets.”
Tickets are still available and may be purchased in Pierz at F and M State Bank and at Horizon Health Inc. In Little Falls, tickets may be bought at GoldSmith Jewelers. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.
Horizon Health is a non-profit housing and health care provider in Pierz. It has created in-home services and living options for seniors and disabled members in our community since 1991. The funds raised at the annual Harvest Ball will help provide services and programs in the community and continue to positively impact the quality of life of older and disabled members of society.