Correction: The date for the Charity Ball is Feb. 13
All donations go to Family Violence Prevention Services.
By Aaron Martinez
Hosted by the Student Government Association for the second year in a row, the Charity Ball will be from 8-11 p.m. on Feb. 12 at The Koehler House, 310 W. Ashby.
The ball raises money for Family Violence Prevention Services, said SGA President Karen Elliot.
Donations of canned food, toiletries, non-perishable items and gently used or new clothing will be accepted as admission.
Elliot said the association wants to give back to the agency, which is not only part of the community but also has been involved with this college by making shirts with encouraging slogans and hanging them up in Loftin Student Center in October.
“There are SAC students who have benefited from this charity, and they are willing to take almost anything and everything that we can offer them,” she said.
The event is open to the public. The Lion and The Rose British Restaurant and Pub will cater, although there is no official menu for the event.
DJ 50 will provide the music, and song requests will be taken in Room 260B of Loftin Student Center through Feb. 12 and through the SGA’s Facebook page.
The dress code is formal, and the theme of the dance will be masquerade, Elliot said.
Masks can be purchased at Party City, Amazon, Atlantis Discovered and Earthbound Trading Co.
“I think it also goes well with our theme, masquerade,” Elliot said. “It’s kind of like unmasking domestic violence and bringing a little more awareness to that.”