Havin' a ball for a great cause

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November 26, 2015 12:37 PM

Anyone looking for tickets to the inaugural Dreaming Out Loud Children’s Ball next spring can pick them up this Saturday and this Saturday only.
Due to the size of the venue only 150 tickets are available, so the window of opportunity is going to be tight.
The ball is being presented by the Lloydminster Interval Home Society (LIHS) and tickets can be bought for $75 each at the For the Interval Store on Saturday, Nov. 28 starting at 9 a.m.
“We’ve had lots of excitement, lots of people phoning in, Facebooking us and asking about it,” said Angela Rooks-Trotzuk, executive director of the LIHS.
During the one-day sale there will also be opportunities to enter a pair of draws for two spa packages, one for a little boy and one for a little girl.
The little girl’s spa treatment will involve some hair styling, a pretend manicure, lip gloss and light makeup, while the winning little boy will be treated to a haircut, some fun washout hair colouring, a nail trim and a pretend shave.
A first come, first to purchase limousine package will also be available for $800.
The limo deal offers eight tickets to the Dreaming Out Loud Children’s Ball, a ride to and from the event, a tour of Lloydminster, snack and drinks during the tour, and seats at the event’s VIP table.
The ball is being organized to raise money for a new facility, so the Interval Home Society can bring their emergency shelter, second stage facility and programming together under one roof.
“We have three buildings that house all three of those things now and we’d like to bring all into one, then we would repurpose our existing second stage into affordable housing,” said Rooks – Trotzuk.
The LIHS helps provide safety, education and support for people involved in family violence and over the last few years have grown to the point were it’s necessary to expand their operations.
Construction on the project is still a long ways off but LIHS already has three potential sites where they’re looking to build.
Rooks-Trotzuk said they are still talking to city officials while they try to iron out the final details but hope to have it narrowed down to the final location by the end of the year.
They hope to raise $25,000 with the children’s ball to put toward the project, which is expected to cost $7.5 million.
As for the second annual children’s ball, Rooks-Trotzuk said they already have the Stockade Centre at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds booked, so they’ll be able to invite more guests to join in the festivities next time around.

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