The annual Black and White Ball, sponsored by the Mogollon Health Alliance, takes its theme from the history of the third largest city in the United States.
Chicago — Windy City, Toddlin’ Town, host to 200 parades each year, home to the Cubs and the Bulls, and infamously Scarface and Jimmy the Clown, where the Blues became electric and people walk Western Avenue (the world’s longest street). A drumroll please for the city of invention: steel frame skyscrapers, roller skates, the Twinkie, the window envelope and spray paint to name a few.
You are invited to don your formal attire, or dress in period costume from the days of gangsters, tommy guns and flappers (a time when speakeasies abounded, hemlines shortened for a new style of dance, dashing federal agents chased bad guys) and attend Mogollon Health Alliance’s annual Black and White Ball.
The date to set the city afire is Saturday, Jan. 26. Doors open at the Event Room in the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino at 5:30 p.m.
Mary Gilbert and Gary Gordell will croon classics for your pleasure before you dine on prime rib, baked ziti with chicken and pasta-primavera, salad, twice-baked potatoes, bread, and of course a dazzling dessert. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.
Dance the evening away after dinner to the Big Band sound of Sonoran Swing.
Tickets are $200 each or $1,500 for a table of eight and are available at the Mogollon Health Alliance, 308 E. Aero Dr. Proceeds from event tickets and the silent auction benefit Mogollon Health Alliance and Rim Country Education Alliance.
Stellar Capital Management and APS are Bronze event sponsors for 2013.
Local jewelers Payson Jewelers and Overman Designs have generously donated gorgeous pieces of jewelry to support MHA’s fund-raising efforts.