Plans Underway for the 2012 Christmas Ball

Posted on September 27th, 2012 at 3:24 PM
Plans Underway for the 2012 Christmas Ball

Plans for the 2012 Christmas Ball became official on Thursday, September 27 with a kick-off meeting at the Barber National Institute. This year’s chair couple, Bill and Patty Gloekler, was introduced and the theme for this year’s event, "Set Sail for Christmas," was announced to committee members. The theme coincides with the community-wide celebration of Perry's Battle in Lake Erie this year, and will be carried out with a nautical decor.

The Ball, one of the largest events of the holiday season, will be held on Saturday, December 8 at the Bayfront Convention Center.

Tickets are $75 and include hors d’oeuvres, desserts, soft drinks and three cocktails per person; cash bar also available. This year’s live musical entertainment will be provided by Park Place, a dynamic 12-piece band from Cleveland, OH.


The Sheraton Hotel will offer discounted room rates and a complimentary breakfast buffet for Christmas Ball guests. The hotel reservation deadline is November 8. In addition, Cuff’s Formal Wear in Millcreek Square will offer tuxedo rentals for $59, with $5 donated to the Barber National Institute for every rental.


For information about the Christmas Ball, please call 814-878-4096 or click here for online reservations. Proceeds from the Christmas Ball benefit services for children and adults at the Barber National Institute.