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Come Lassies and Laddies to the Friday night Presidents Ball. This year’s Fancy Dress theme is The Tartan Ball to commemorate those of Celtic heritage who fought during the Civil War. For 1860s Fancy Dress (costume), gentlemen may wish to come as an historical character such as Rob Roy, William Wallace, King Robert the Bruce, a clansman in a great kilt or a Chieftain of a clan. Ladies, you may wish to come as a simple shepherdess, a milk maid or a noble clans woman. Be as creative as you like! If you do not wish to wear a fancy dress costume then gentlemen are welcomed to wear their Civil War uniform or 1860s civilian clothing, kilted attire or add a waistcoat or cockade of Tartan. Ladies may wish to wear the traditional Tartan sash with your ballgown or add tartan ribbons to your headpiece. Thistles (Scotland), Daffodils (Wales) and Shamrocks (Ireland) can also be incorporated with pride. During dinner enjoy the lilting sounds of a Celtic Harpist. The ball will begin with the Calling of the Clans led by a bagpiper. During intermissions, there will be a demonstration of Celtic dancing.
Saturday night will be a traditional Civil War Ball, but with a patriotic flair. Flags, cockades and other patriotic decorations are encouraged! As usual, there will be a Grande Marche and a variety of dances as well as instructions before each one. Music for both evenings will be provided by Peat Fire Flame and Susan deGuardiola will be your dancemaster for both evenings.
Both nights, social hour will begin at 5:30 pm and a three course dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.
Please don't delay reserving your tickets for either night! Email John Newbold, firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your ticket. Check out our website at www.remembrancedayball.com. As always, we have a block of rooms available at the Hotel.