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South Park Sertoma Club hosts Victorian and Cowboy Ball

Marcey Hodshire
Jefferson, Colo.

Photo Courtesy of Sertoma Club Treasurer Merrily BLynn and Bob Agosti of Alma, Colo., dress in period costume for the 16th Annual Victorian and Cowboy Ball in Fairplay, Colo.

The Sertoma Club of Fairplay, Colo., sponsored the 16th Annual Victorian and Cowboy Ball Saturday, Dec. 11. An estimated 80 people attended the event. Last year the ball was cancelled due to a lack of tickets sold in advance. With the Fairplay Hotel unavailable the previous year, the ball was held at the Jefferson Community Center. This year it was held at the Fairplay-Valiton Hotel which became under new ownership in 2009.

A fundraiser for the Sertoma Club, the proceeds from the ball benefit South Park charities. The charities in the past include South Park Food Bank, Salvation Army of South Park, Boys and Girls Club of South Park, and Park County Senior Coalition. The Sertoma Club also has a scholarship fund for high school seniors. Money raised at the ball is estimated at $1,500, which is lower than other years, according to Sertoma Club Treasurer Merrily Brew. “Our silent auction was smaller than previous years. It will be better next year,” said Brew.

About having the ball held at her place, owner Constance King Tiel said, “It was great, just wonderful. It made the building feel alive, like it was in the 1920s.” The ball served hors d’oerves such as salmon wrapped asparagus and fried ravioli with sauce. They were created by Fairplay-Valiton chefs Steve Stang, Charlie Osbourne, and Robert Brewer.

Costume rental was available Saturday night, since period attire was required. Saunders Costumes from Colorado Springs provided costumes for men and women at $35 an outfit.

The Sertoma Club of Fairplay, Colo., sponsored the 16th Annual Victorian and Cowboy Ball Saturday, Dec. 11. An estimated 80 people attended the event. Last year the ball was cancelled due to a lack of tickets sold in advance. With the Fairplay Hotel unavailable the previous year, the ball was held at the Jefferson Community Center. This year it was held at the Fairplay-Valiton Hotel which became under new ownership in 2009.

A fundraiser for the Sertoma Club, the proceeds from the ball benefit South Park charities. The charities in the past include South Park Food Bank, Salvation Army of South Park, Boys and Girls Club of South Park, and Park County Senior Coalition. The Sertoma Club also has a scholarship fund for high school seniors. Money raised at the ball is estimated at $1,500, which is lower than other years, according to Sertoma Club Treasurer Merrily Brew. “Our silent auction was smaller than previous years. It will be better next year,” said Brew.

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About having the ball held at her place, owner Constance King Tiel said, “It was great, just wonderful. It made the building feel alive, like it was in the 1920s.” The ball served hors d’oerves such as salmon wrapped asparagus and fried ravioli with sauce. They were created by Fairplay-Valiton chefs Steve Stang, Charlie Osbourne, and Robert Brewer.

Costume rental was available Saturday night, since period attire was required. Saunders Costumes from Colorado Springs provided costumes for men and women at $35 an outfit.

The Sertoma Club of Fairplay, Colo., sponsored the 16th Annual Victorian and Cowboy Ball Saturday, Dec. 11. An estimated 80 people attended the event. Last year the ball was cancelled due to a lack of tickets sold in advance. With the Fairplay Hotel unavailable the previous year, the ball was held at the Jefferson Community Center. This year it was held at the Fairplay-Valiton Hotel which became under new ownership in 2009.

A fundraiser for the Sertoma Club, the proceeds from the ball benefit South Park charities. The charities in the past include South Park Food Bank, Salvation Army of South Park, Boys and Girls Club of South Park, and Park County Senior Coalition. The Sertoma Club also has a scholarship fund for high school seniors. Money raised at the ball is estimated at $1,500, which is lower than other years, according to Sertoma Club Treasurer Merrily Brew. “Our silent auction was smaller than previous years. It will be better next year,” said Brew.

About having the ball held at her place, owner Constance King Tiel said, “It was great, just wonderful. It made the building feel alive, like it was in the 1920s.” The ball served hors d’oerves such as salmon wrapped asparagus and fried ravioli with sauce. They were created by Fairplay-Valiton chefs Steve Stang, Charlie Osbourne, and Robert Brewer.

Costume rental was available Saturday night, since period attire was required. Saunders Costumes from Colorado Springs provided costumes for men and women at $35 an outfit.