Normally I am not a Ball Go-er, but my wife collared me into going to the Cinderella Ball. Now the Ball is a fund raising benefit put on by the Ladies Auxiliary to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Arlington. There were 20 contestants. They were all, not only very beautiful young ladies, but they were remarkable contributors to our Arlington Community. Their efforts were so notable that they raised over $409,000 for this worthy cause. Over the years this event has raised 8.4 million dollars with the proceeds going to fund youth programs, facility equipment, capital improvements and operating expenses for the nonprofit agency.
Jimmy Bennett was the master of ceremonies, and introduced each contestant and read their bios. The Carol H. Zimmer Award, presented for the first time in honor of longtime Ladies’ Auxiliary member Carol Zimmer, who passed away last month, was presented to Erin Hibbs. Scholarships were awarded to Kylie Wade, Hannah Hullender, and Madison Darden for $1,500, $1,000 and $750 respectively.
Miss Cinderella for 2013 was Miss Baylee Mozjesik, a junior at Lamar High School. She raised over $71,000 in this most generous effort. I'm sure she will represent The Ladies Auxiliary and the City of Arlington in the most elegant and professional manner. It was a great night, a noble event and I loved seeing my wife get all dressed up for the evening.
It was a busy weekend. My wife had a birthday, we went to the Cinderella Ball, we observed Easter and celebrated the event of our Savior's Ascension to Heaven, and my wife retires from Parkland Hospital tomorrow after 32 years of being a Nurse Anesthetist. Stick a fork in me, I'm done.