Beaux Arts Ball Belles and Beaus announced

Beaux Arts Ball Belles and Beaus announced

The Art Association of Jacksonville’s 65th annual Beaux Arts Ball, “Sapphire Soirée,” is planned for Saturday, April 23. Nine children will participate in this year’s premiere fundraiser for The Art Association as belles and beaus.

This year’s fourth grade participants include Lydia Elizabeth Baptist, daughter of Brad and Jen Baptist, of Jacksonville; Hilary Elaine English, daughter of Ian and Heather English, of Jacksonville; Marley McGuire, daughter of Matt and Rachel McGuire, of Jacksonville; Leah J. Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob and Alison Meyer, of Concord; Grace Middleton, daughter of Noah and Angela Middleton, of Jacksonville; Caroline Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Stuart and Wendy Smith, of Winchester; Cora Turner, daughter of Ryan and Cassandra Turner, of Jacksonville; Pax Davidsmeyer, son of C.D. and Kristen Davidsmeyer, of Jacksonville; and Bennett Schumacher, son of Kyle and Sara Schumacher, of Jacksonville.

Patron and general tickets will be available at Annie Merner Chapel prior to the Beaux Arts Ball on Saturday, April 23, where the coronation will begin at 7 p.m. Patron tickets are $40.00 and include admission to the coronation, reception and dance, while general tickets are $10.00 and include the coronation and reception. An interpreter will be available at the coronation for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and accessible seating will be available. Call the Strawn Art Gallery office at 217-243-9390 for more information.

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