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Tickets now on sale for 7th Annual Blue Jean Ball on Sept. 12

Tickets now on sale for 7th Annual Blue Jean Ball on Sept. 12

Proceeds benefit the OMC Foundation

Shine up your boots, sharpen your carnival game skills, and dig out your denim and get ready for a fun time at this year’s Blue Jean Ball, beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Risner Stables in West Plains. Tickets are now on sale and sponsorships are available for the Seventh Annual Blue Jean Ball, sponsored by the Ozarks Medical Center Foundation and RKL Construction.

“We invite the community to join us for an evening of dancing, delicious barbecue, entertainment, and much more at the OMC Foundation’s signature event,” said Ward Franz, Executive Director of the OMC Foundation. “Each year, this event gets bigger and better and you won’t want to miss the fun at the Seventh Annual Blue Jean Ball. Plus, all proceeds go to support the delivery of quality health care at OMC, something the whole community benefits from.”

In 2014, more than 450 people attended the Blue Jean Ball, raising a total of $67,000 for local health care.

Individual tickets for the event are $50 and may be purchased at the OMC Foundation at No. 12 Parkway Center or at the OMC Public Relations Department at No. 16 Parkway Center. The admission ticket includes food, drinks and entertainment. Sponsorships, which include benefits such as reserved seating in the “Sheriff’s Tent,” are also available.

In keeping with this year’s cowboy carnival theme, carnival games and food booths have been added. Tickets can be purchased at the event for these games and treats. Each game booth will have its own prize that can be won. Headlining the evening’s entertainment is adult contemporary band, the Vikki McGee Band, sponsored by West Plains Bank and Trust Company.

“This band from Jonesboro, Arkansas, has a very impressive set list that is going to have everyone on the dance floor,” Franz said.

The group’s members include Vikki McGee, vocals; Cindy Shepherd, guitar and keyboards; Sonny Campbell, bass and vocals; Chris Whitten, lead guitar; and Jacob Brumley, drums.

A brand new addition this year is Tim “Wild Thang” Lepard and Team Ghostrider, whose action-packed and exciting performance brings the jungle and the rodeo arena together with three of the best sheep dog riding monkeys in the business. These little wonders work together with Tim and bring the Wild West to life as they feature their special cowboy skills. The Animal Clinic of West Plains is the sponsor of Team Ghostrider.

In addition, one lucky winner will take home a real diamond, courtesy of Carter’s Jewel Chest in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Guests will have the chance to purchase tickets to take part in the contest at the event.

There will also be a silent auction that includes electronics, vacations and trips, home goods and much more.

“We appreciate the community’s amazing support of the Blue Jean Ball and the OMC Foundation,” Franz said. “Don’t miss out on one of the year’s biggest events and your chance to support an important cause while enjoying food, fun, dancing and more.”

For more information on tickets or sponsorships contact the OMC Foundation at 417-853-5200.

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