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Organizers of last year’s Black and White Ball decided to make this year’s United Way funrdaiser a little more casual.Patrons can come in jeans or formal wear. | File
Organizers of last year’s Black and White Ball decided to make this year’s United Way funrdaiser a little more casual.Patrons can come in jeans or formal wear. | File

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Dadeville’s Denim and Diamonds to raise funds for United Way

Published 8:39pm Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Local businesses and the Dadeville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a gala Saturday night to contribute to the ongoing fundraising campaign for the Lake Martin Area United Way.

The Denim and Diamonds ball will be Saturday night at the Lake Martin Event Center at The Rodeo Club. It begins at 6 p.m. with a period to mingle,meet and greet, according to chamber director Betty Litsey. A steak dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with live music by Second Coming starting at 8 p.m.

“I think it’s going to be the event of the year,” Litsey said.

She said the live music at the charity event, by regional band Second Coming, will be “fantastic.”

“They travel all over and play a wide variety of music,” she said.

Last year’s event was called the Black and White

Ball, she said, but Denim and Diamonds seemed to fit Dadeville’s personality better.

“You can come in your blue jeans or your finest formal wear,” she said. “The important thing is to come out to support the United Way.”

Tickets are $50 per person and available the Dadeville Area Chamber of Commerce office, The Lake Martin Event Center, the United Way or from Chamber board members.

The silent auction will feature around $4,000 in gift-baskets, trips and other items donated by area businesses and Chamber of Commerce members, Litsey said.

Items that will be available to bid on during the silent auction, and well as other great door prizes, were still streaming in Wednesday afternoon, Litsey said. She has sent updated lists of prize packages and gifts available throughout the past two weeks, and said she’s struggled to keep the list up-to-date.

Items up for bid in the silent auction will include a golf, dinner and accommodation package from Russell Lands that Litsey said would be valued at a retail price of at least $1,000. The package includes golf at the stunning Willow Point Golf Course and meals at the award-winning Stone Grill and SpringHouse restaurants.

A leather and fur jacket from Henig Furs will be up for bids, as well as a gift basket from Paradise Lake Events and a wine accessory set from Lakeside Mercantile.

It will be a very enjoyable evening, Litsey said, but the key reason is to support the organization that supports so many groups that do good things in the community.

“What would we do without United Way in our area?” Litsey said. “They support so many different organizations, our community would be hurting without them.”

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