Last year’s Mayors’ Shamrock Ball sold out, but the organizers for the 2016 event expect the upcoming evening to be the best one yet. The 9th annual Mayors’ Shamrock Ball is slated for Saturday, March 5, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Garden Villas North, 4505 Parker Road.
Five local municipalities—Black Jack, Florissant, Hazelwood, Ferguson, and Bellefontaine Neighbors—host the ball, which raises funds for Valley Industries Sheltered Workshop, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides dignified, meaningful employment for adults with developmental disabilities. Last year’s ball broke a record by netting more than $39,000—exceeding the 2014 total by over $4,000. The event attracted over 84 different event sponsors and donors.
“Over the past nine years, our Mayors’ Shamrock Ball has evolved into one of North County’s biggest charitable social soireés of the year. Tickets are now a precious commodity because it’s become a place to be and be seen networking with influential business leaders and elected officials from our region. Guests come dressed up in their evening gowns and green-tie formalwear, ready to dance the night away, eat delicious food and win fabulous raffle prizes for a worthy cause,” Chief Carl Wolf (ret.), Shamrock Ball Event Chairperson said.
Hosts are Mayor Norman C. McCourt of Black Jack, Mayor Thomas P. Schneider of Florissant, Mayor Matthew G. Robinson of Hazelwood, Mayor James W. Knowles III of Ferguson, and Mayor Robert J. Doerr of Bellefontaine Neighbors.