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PARKERSBURG — The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia will hold its sixth annual Fairy Tale Ball Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Nemesis Shrine Center in Parkersburg.

This will be the first time in two years that the event will take place due to COVID. It will be an enchanting evening to raise awareness and funds for the Children’s Home Society’s permanence program in Parkersburg

The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia helps children find their forever happiness. The Parkersburg site operates a foster care and adoption program, an emergency youth shelter, and a variety of family strengthening programs.

Attendees are asked to wear their finest ball gowns, tuxedos, suits or formal wear and get ready for a magical night. Activities will begin with a cocktail hour, sponsored by local attorney Tim Amos, which will run from 6 to 7 p.m., and a cash bar will be available thereafter. Photography will also be available in the bar area.

A silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. and bidding will end at 9:30 p.m. Some of the baskets available for auction include a golf basket, with a free night gift certificate to Comfort Suites, $20 Marietta Bucks, a gift certificate $100 to Pioneer Golf, an auto hamper with car accessories, a coffee hamper, a West Virginia-themed hamper, a family game night hamper, an adventure hamper that includes tickets to Cedar Point, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Zoo, a wine hamper, a spa hamper, and also a summertime fun hamper that includes a charcoal grill and all necessary grilling accessories.

A magical feast will be served at 7 p.m., with remarks, and will end at 8 p.m. Tables will be decorated with themes from Encanto, Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid and other Disney themes.

Horse-drawn carriage rides, provided by Hardly Able Carriage Company, will be available from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. to take participants on an enchanted adventure around the grounds. The journeys are free and can be made several times.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the McKinley All-star Band, which will be making its fifth appearance at the event. They will play a variety of songs ranging from slow jams to country to Motown.

The event will end at 11 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple and can be purchased through the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia website at childhswv.org or 304-485-0650. All proceeds will go towards finding forever homes and forever happiness for children currently in care.

To learn more about fostering or adoption, individuals can contact the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia on the website at childhswv.org, visit the Parkersburg site at 1717 St. Mary’ Ave. or call 304-485-0650.

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