Well, it appears that the season for the Bonnie Blue Ball has come to an end. Last year the Ball was saved at the last minute by some gracious donors. Unfortunately, this year we have been unable to sell enough tickets to cover the facility much less the band. So , as disappointing as it is, I have to make the decision to cancel the ball. As it appears that interest in the ball has come to an end, there are no plans to reschedule.
The Southern Cultural Event of the Season in East Texas
Unplug for a rare look at a slower pace of life that depended on getting together as a community, instead of being hypnotized by TV shows during the evening.
The ball is an authentic re-enactment of the fancy balls held in the 1800s. The gala will allow those attending to travel back through time and enjoy the simple pleasure of a gracious evening of Southern food, music and dancing.
Everything has historic significance, from the men in uniform to the flags, from the cornbread to the apple cobbler. A band trained in traditional music of the times, along with a skilled caller for the traditional dances of the 1860s, will be on hand.
Some of the guests are coming fully dressed in clothing and hairstyles of the era. Those without costumes are, of course, welcome. The recommended dress code is slacks and shirts for men and boys, Sunday dresses for women and girls. The manners, customs and culture of the South are evident throughout the Ball.
Families from Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana are expected. Many homeschool families join the fun. The event is produced as a non-profit educational event.
In the old days, when America was young, celebrating that excitement was tradition… corn husking, barn raising, autumn feasts… and dancing.
Now, with the Bonnie Blue Ball, we have the opportunity to re-create that old fashioned joy, the opportunity to truly celebrate the blessings God has given us, to celebrate each other, and to celebrate our inspiring history, when a gentleman was a gentleman and a lady was lady, when a handshake meant something, when God was a part of everything our country did, and the American people rose to praise him.
September 12th, 2015
Winnsboro City Auditorium
Presenting the colors – 5:00 p.m.
Join us for THE Confederate Gala
Early Bird Tickets for the Bonnie Blue Ball are available now
Yes, this is an event your entire family will enjoy. Your children are more than welcome and encouraged to attend the activities.
“At the door”
The day of the Bonnie Blue Ball (09/12/15)
$25.00 per person
$60.00 per couple
$90.00 per family
(married/adult children are separate)
We ask you to share with others about the dance.