Saturday night I headed downtown with two of my best girls for a ball. In the past, I've worked on planning several of these kinds of things or volunteered to work in some capacity at them, but I've never actually just attended one.
This particular ball was benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee. Basically, the B&G Club is an after-school program for youngsters. It gives kids a safe place to go do their homework, play games, etc. after school until their parents are home. I've had friends who worked at the one here in town when were in high school. They always said it was such a blast to spend their afternoons with the kids who attend.
We had the best time. There was food, drinks, a jazz trio and later dueling pianos for entertainment. We danced some. We checked out the silent auction. We laughed a lot. It was seriously a blast, and I'd probably go again next year if I'm able. I haven't heard yet how the numbers turned out, but there were definitely a lot of people in attendance so if I had to guess, I'd guess that the evening was a success.
I didn't really take a ton of pictures, but here are a couple. We were all pretty excited about having something to get all dolled up for!