Party with a purpose: Victim Services hosts inaugural Masquerade Ball

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Masked guests pose for a photo at Victim Services of Cullman’s inaugural Masquerade Ball Saturday night. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Victim Services of Cullman (VSOC) hosted a night of fun and dancing Saturday at Top of the Town. The inaugural Masquerade Ball drew a big crowd who stepped out in their beautiful gowns, tuxedos and masks for a party with a purpose- raising money for victims of abuse, violence and trauma. 

Partygoers enjoyed delicious appetizers and cocktails while bidding on the many silent auction items available. The room twinkled and the guests sparkled as they danced the night away. A DJ played everyone’s favorite dance tunes with a little romance mixed in for the couples. 

VSOC Executive Director Carol Horstman and her staff also had a wonderful time, after months of planning for the event.

“This is a good turnout,” she said. “Probably more than we expected and that’s fantastic.”

The organization wasn’t sure how much money it had raised at Saturday’s event as the silent auction was still collecting bids. 

Horstman wished to thank everyone who helped make the Masquerade Ball a success.

“So many people helped by donating to the event. We appreciate the support we receive from the community. We hope to build on this year’s and make it an annual thing.”

Find out more about VSOC at www.victimservicesofcullman.com.

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Christy Perry

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