The Krewe of the Black Heart is presenting the “Winter White Ball” to benefit St. Augustine Youth Services Feb. 11 at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. The ball takes the place of the traditional Noche de Gala which celebrated Founder Pedro Menendez’ March 15th birthday.
As the “Night of Lights” draw to an end, the Krewe will celebrate the season with a jollification known as the “Winter White Ball.” This is a chance to dress in finest period dress, encompassing years 1513 to 1812, or Cocktail Attire.
The grand festivities will be held at the Fountain of Youth located at 11 Magnolia Ave in St. Augustine. The Royal family of Saint Augustine will hold court dressed in Creams and White and everyone in attendance is encouraged to dress the same. The royal court shall follow suit. There will be a brief ceremony and the Royal Family will allow the jollification to commence.
The two-day activities include:
Friday at OC Whites
Scavenger Hunt and maybe a stroll down St. George St. No cost
Saturday at the Fountain of Youth
5-6:30p.m. Jollification Hour
6:30-10 p.m. The Ball
Tickets must be purchased to attend.
The cost for individual tickets for the ball is $90 or a table for 10 is $900. The ticket price includes appetizers, a buffet dinner and music by Cottonmouth. A cash bar will be available. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.winterwhiteball.org.
There is no cost and or special attire necessary to attend the Friday night event. Pirate attire is always encouraged. Teams are encouraged to take part in a scavenger throughout downtown St. Augustine.
This ball is presented by the Krewe of the Black Heart, City Gate Productions and OC Whites. All proceeds will benefit St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), a therapeutic residential group home for boys, ages 6-17, who have been victims of severe abuse and/or neglect. SAYS also coordinates the countywide Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) to address the alarming increase of St. Johns County children, ages 4-17, who are involuntarily hospitalized.