1st Annual Butterfly Ball set for October 15

The Choice Financial Relay for Life team in Langdon is cordially inviting area girls to the newest event on their calendar, the Butterfly Ball, set for the evening of Saturday, October 15.


Posted on 9/26/16

By Melissa Anderson

“This event is not limited to just father and daughters,” Amber Benoit, one of the organizers, said, “It is for any young girl and a special guy in her life, for example grandpas, uncles, older brothers, etc.”

The idea for the event came about after a few of the committee members noted similar events in occurring in other towns. Thinking that this event would be fun for the community but also a great way to raise money for Relay for Life as well, the organizers decided to host the Butterfly Ball.

“We were looking for different fundraisers for Relay For Life and we thought this would be something different for the community,” Benoit said.

The event is new to the area and something different for a fundraiser that is often offered in larger cities. There is no dress code for the event, as organizers wanted those in attendance to come in whatever they felt comfortable.

Before the ball, the girls attending can visit one of the participating salons to have their hair done. The salons do ask that those wanting to have their hair done schedule an appointment.

• True Beauty: 256-3399

• Primped and Polished: 256-2106

• Cutting Edges: 256-2100

What’s a Butterfly Ball without flowers? Langdon Floral will also be offering corsages for purchase; please call directly for more information or to place your order, 256-2200.

“Katie Hoffmann will also be taking professional photos at the event. These will be available for purchase,” Benoit added.

Once the belles of the ball have been primped, flowered, and had their picture taken with their escort, the schedule of events is as follows:

4:30 – 5:00 Social hour and photos

5:00 – Grand March

The Grand March is open to the public and following the grand march, a supper served buffet style will be provided and then the dancing will begin. The final bell will toll for event at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now at Choice Financial in Langdon. The advance sale cost for tickets is now through Friday, October 14 and is $25 per couple with $5 per additional guest. The day of event cost for tickets is $35 per couple with $5 per additional guest.

“We encourage people to buy their tickets ahead of time, but we will also have them available at the door,” Benoit and the other organizers said.

Choice Financial’s Relay For Life Team is putting on this event, with all proceeds going to Relay For Life. The committee has discussed other possibilities, such as a “Prince Charming Ball” for any boy and his mother, grandmother, aunt, etc. to attend.

“We want to see how this event goes, and we are hoping to make this an annual event and see what other different events we can do in addition,” Benoit stated.

The Butterfly Ball does have a Facebook event page that will be up-to-date with the most current information regarding the ball. Just search “Butterfly Ball” on Facebook.