Reservations Now Being Taken for 2nd Annual UHC Winter Ball Scheduled for January 20th

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | December 17, 2017
By Julie Perine.  In fashion with a successful 2017 event and in the spirit of the former Holly Ball, the Auxiliary to United Hospital Center is hosting its second Winter Ball. The semiformal dinner/dance will be held Jan. 20 at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in Fairmont.

Catered by Muriale’s Restaurant and decorated to the hilt in festive seasonal style, the Winter Ball is a fun social event for people of all ages. And the brightest perk is that money raised will benefit the work of the volunteer-operated Auxiliary. Each year, proceeds are utilized for a different project or department of UHC.
 
This year, Winter Ball Chair Mickey Petitto said event proceeds will be used to purchase a People Mover. The electric vehicle – complete with heating and cooling – will travel throughout UHC parking lots, transporting people to their UHC destination, such as the main entrance, the Cancer Center, Physicians’ Office Building and Orthopaedic & Spine Center.

After hosting the Holly Ball for over a half-century, the Auxiliary to UHC changed it up last year, holding the event after the holiday season rather than in the midst of it.

“We just decided to try something new,” said Denise Steffich, director of volunteer services for the Auxiliary to UHC, prior to last year’s event. “It’s still a ball with dancing and dinner, but we’re working on some new ideas to appeal to the younger crowd. We talked to people and they said that having the Holly Ball right before Christmas was so stressed.”
 
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