Girls just want to have fun, and the staff of Choice Bank are bringing the fling to spring with the 3rd Annual Butterfly Ball. The girls will be dancing through the early evening of Friday, March 29 at the Langdon Area Elementary School. The doors will open at 5:00 p.m. with Grand March for all to see at 5:30. The bell will toll for the event at 7:30 p.m.
By Melissa Anderson
Choice Bank has hosted the Butterfly Ball since its inception in 2016. This year, the committee is comprised of Courtney Metzger, Brynn Fischer, Brenna Downs, Paige Gellner, Brooke Downs, Katy SnoBeck and Nicole Koons.
“Choice started this three years ago when people in the community had mentioned other towns doing this, and we thought it would be fun to bring it to our community,” Nicole Koons said. “And having daughters of my own, I knew they would love it. It’s a fun night for the girls and their guests!”
The event has not changed much over the past few years, with the only exception being this year’s date. Koons explained that the event, which had been held in the fall the past two years, had to be moved to the spring of this year due to harvest.
At the last Butterfly Ball, over 50 couples were in attendance to have fun. There is no minimum or maximum age range for the girls. The attire for the event is also open and can be anything those attending wish to wear from the simple to the costume to the true princess dress.
“Couples can come dressed as they wish. n the past, most girls have come in dresses, however, no formal dress code is required,” Koons shared.
Prior to the Grand March where the girls get to strut their stuff for an adoring crowd, Laura Dease will be taking the photos of the little butterflies before the ball.
“She [Dease] will have a booth setup, and pictures can be purchased, if you wish,” Koons said.
Photos for those wanting to have them taken and a social will begin at 5 p.m. The feature event of the evening of fun will begin with Grand March at 5:30 where guests can come view the promenade of the butterflies and their guests. Once the photos are taken the true fun begins with a supper and, of course, the dance.
“We encourage those that attend the Grand March to bring a canned good or make a donation,” Koons shared.
Tickets are on sale now at Choice Bank. Koons and the committee encourage those wanting to attend to pick up their tickets now. Advance tickets are $25 per couple plus $10 per additional guest. If tickets are purchased at the door, the cost is $35/couple.
“Tickets are limited, so we encourage people to purchase early,” Koons said.
All proceeds from this year’s Butterfly Ball will be given to the Cavalier County Cancer Crusaders. Fly, don’t walk, to get your tickets for the ball today.