Seven Misconceptions about the Cattle Barons’ Ball

Wed, 10/07/2009 - 8:59am
By: The Citizen

Rolling out the seventh annual American Cancer Society’s Cattle Barons’ Ball is well underway.  We understand that there are still many questions about this western style event, which has raised nearly one million dollars for the Southern Crescent Chapter of the American Cancer Society.  This November 7th at the Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree is expected be another amazing time.  We do understand there is still some confusion about the details of the events, so below is attempt to clarify any questions.

1. You must have an invitation to attend.  No, this local boot stompin’ event is open to everyone interested in dancing, eating, and having fun with friends.  Just visit www. for tickets

2. This is a black tie event.  No, No, the dress is always western casual.  What does that mean… everything from jeans and a t-shirt, to leather chaps and a real western bolo tie.

3. Money raised goes to only national programs.  No, No, No.  60 percent of everything raised at the ball stays in the seven counties south of Atlanta covered by the local office.

4. We only serve beer and wine.  While we do have those spirits, the Dolce will provide a full service cash bar for those so inclined.

5. The pigs will give you swine flu.  Some may wonder about this, but the veterans of the ball know we always have local artists paint piggy banks in which you can win up to $100.

6. This event is stuffy. Well no, Crystal and the Cruizers with special guest the Down South Band will make this event a huge party which is always a success. Plus, Miss Georgia will be there keeping things stirred up.

7. What happens at the ball stays at the ball.  Okay, this is true. Of course, everyone you know will be there.

Along with the ball, there will also be the 2nd annual tennis tournament on Oct. 24th and the 2nd annual golf tournament on Nov. 6th. For more information to join the fun and raise money to fight cancer, visit our website or call 770)631-0625.

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