Fireman’s ball to light up Saturday night

Published 11:25 pm Saturday, March 22, 2008

March 29 is the date for the 11th annual Fireman’s Ball. This year’s ball will feature the band Colorblind from Baton Rouge.

This band will rock the night away to a variety of songs. If you would like to hear them, go online at

The ball will be at the Natchez Convention Center on Saturday. The band will play from 8 p.m. to midnight with the doors opening at 7 p.m. The Natchez Eola Hotel will be providing the food once again. Budweiser, Coors and Miller Lite will provide the beer and Coca-Cola of Natchez will provide the soft drinks. If you prefer another type of beverage you are welcome to BYOB.

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Do not let the name of ball fool you — you can dress up or down. Just come ready to dance and have a great time. Tickets are $20 ahead of time or $25 at the door.

This year’s charities are the Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Guardian Shelter for Abused Women. The Red Cross has a single family disaster relief fund for victims of house fires. The recent headlines show a vital need to put money into this fund. The Guardian Shelter is a place for abused women to get a new start without being afraid. Both of these are very important charities to support.

The Natchez Firefighters Association would not be able to put this ball on if it was not for our great sponsors: The Natchez Democrat, Judy Rutter, American Medical Response, John Cook, United Mississippi Bank, Noland Harper/LLC, Regions Bank, Miss-Lou Ambulance (Metro), M & B Logging, Miss-Lou OB/GYN Center, Jerry McDaniel CRNA, The Markets, State Farm Insurance (Kevin Whittington and Terry Estes), Britton & Koontz Bank, Fairbanks Sports Medicine, Knights of Columbus, Bryan Calloway-Attorney-at-Law, River City Insurance, Tim Sessions, Bluff City Veterinary Services, Natchez Pathology, Dairy Queen, The Wedding Mart, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, CICA Investments LLC, Ryan Productions Co., Isle of Capri, Jessie Production Co., Dr. Geoffrey Flattmann, Bluff City Post, Heidelberg Law Office, City fo Natchez, Natchez Travel & Associates, in memory of Albet “Bull” Cameron, Wal-Mart, Ron & JoAnn Brumfield, Logan Construction, McDonough’s Wine & Spirits, Eddie and Cathy Walker, Natchez Community Hospital, Miss-Lou Fire Equipment, Concordia Bank & Trust, Callon Petroleum, Stephens & Hobdy Insurance, VFW Post 9573, 95 Country-97.3-WANT, The River 107.1-The Gator 104.7, Dianne’s Frame Shop, Sun Moon & Stars, Western Auto, The Auto Dealers Association (East Buick, Great River Cadillac-Nissan, Heritage Chrysler-Dodge, Natchez Ford-Lincoln, Southland Mazda, Trace City Toyota) and WTYJ Radio. We thank all these sponsors along with the Natchez Eola Hotel and staff for all they do for the ball.

Please support these businesses because we would not be able to put the ball on without them.

Come one, come all to the 11th annual Natchez Firefighters Association Ball and have a good time while supporting two very important organizations that provide very needed services to this community.

If you have any questions or need tickets, contact me at 601-870-8419 or stop by any fire station and get your tickets from your favorite firefighter.

The Natchez Firefighters Association would like to thank the Natchez community for their continued support and we hope to see you at the ball.

Joe Garrity is the secretary and treasurer of the Natchez Firefighters Association.