Winter Wonderland awaits Charity Ball participants

Winter Wonderland awaits Charity Ball participants
By DONNA RYDER
Associate Editor
Each winter, Obion Countians can expect cold weather, maybe a little snow and the Junior Auxil-iary of Obion County charity ball.
This year’s annual event pays homage to the season as the organization presents Winter Wonderland Charity Ball 2012.
The event will be held Jan. 28 at the Hampton Centré in Union City. Cocktail hour will be 6-7 p.m. and dinner, served by Junior Auxiliary members. There will also be a live auction at 7. Participants can bid on silent auction items from 6-10 and be entertained by the band BulletTown from 8:30-midnight.
The band took the name “BulletTown” from the nickname for the town of Milan. During World War II, the Milan arsenal was running full capacity with 10,000 employees to provide ammo for the British and U.S. military forces. The Milan Army Ammunition Plant continues operation today, supplying America’s military. In the 1990s, to celebrate the arsenal’s heritage, Milan residents held annual Bullet Town Celebration festivals featuring live music. Several of the current members of BulletTown formed a band to play in the festivals, naming the group “BulletTown.” Singer and lead guitarist Allan Davis even penned an original blues shuffle song entitled “Bullet Town.”
The cost of the event is $75 per person. A table can be reserved for $550. All proceeds will benefit the youth of Obion County.
To attend the event, contact event chairman Cristina Grimm at (731) 592-0865 or send a check for $75 per person to Junior Auxiliary of Obion County, P.O. Box 853, Union City, TN 38281 by Monday.
Everyone in the community is welcome to attend, a spokesman said, adding those unable to attend but wishing to support Junior Auxiliary may send a donation to the post office box.
“Care Today — Character Tomorrow” is the slogan for Junior Auxiliary of Obion County. The group is led this year by president Holly Turner, vice president Tammy Allen, secretary Kara Barnes and treasurers Theresa Corley and Tina Adams.
This year’s charity ball is being planned by committee members Ms. Grimm, Zoe Ramage, Jessica Matherly, Ashley Jones, Mallory Powers, Annie Sanner, Ms. Adams, Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Allen.
Junior Auxiliary has also raised money the past couple of years during its annual Spooktacular.
The group’s service projects include “Taking Care of Me,” a hygiene project; Adopt-a-Family, a child welfare project; Diaper Divas; Coats for Kids; Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Tennessee-Union City honor roll parties; Obion County Public Library programs; Fairest of the Fair; CornFest; Support Our Schools; Safeline; Newborn Project, a hospital project; Healthy Start, Healthy Finish; food bank; and Crown Club.
Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by email at dryder@ucmessenger.com.
Published in The Messenger 1.12.12

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