9th annual FOP ball to raise fundsPublished 6:05am Thursday, November 22, 2012
Event revenue goes to anti-drug education
Food, music and a good time will be offered up by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 75 at its ninth annual Policeman’s Ball.
Ironton Police Department Sgt. Pam Wagner said the ball is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the FOP. This year, the organization is raising money to benefit the youth anti-drug programs.
“We sponsor Little League teams, stuff in the schools,” Wagner said. “All the money we raise goes to that. … The youth of our community is our future. If they do sports, they don’t do drugs.”
Wagner said the FOP balls raise anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000. There are a limited number of tickets for the event, which sold out last year, she said.
Local businesses have donated items for door prizes and Wagner said that shows support from the community.
“They are always supportive of our anti-drug programs and we are appreciative of that,” she said.
This year’s event will be Dec. 8 at the Knights of Columbus on South Third Street. Happy hour is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. with music by Southern Thunder starting at 9 p.m. Dress is semi-formal and tickets are $25 per person.
To purchase tickets, contact any FOP member or the Ironton Police Department at (740) 532-2338. Tickets are also available at the K of C.
“We just want everyone to come out and enjoy themselves and raise money for a good cause,” Wagner said.