August 27, 2008

Cattle Baron’s Set to Rustle Up Some Fun

By Meredith Moss Staff Writer

What/when/where: The American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's Ball returns for 2008 at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 (a Saturday) at the Schuster Center Wintergarden in downtown Dayton.

Why are they celebrating? To help fund the American Cancer Society's research, education, advocacy and service programs.

What's in store? The theme is Urban Cowboy. The event includes upscale Western cuisine, gaming, a live auction from auctioneer Doug Sorrell and dancing to the music of Laurel Hazel and the Buckeyeroos.

Making a difference?

"The Cattle Baron's Ball is one of the events that has allowed the American Cancer Society to grant more than $3 billion to the nation's most promising cancer researchers over the past six decades," says honorary chairman Dan Sadlier. "So I'm looking forward to a night of great food, music and friends while ensuring that lifesaving cancer research and education programs can continue for many years."

Hoping to clear? Last year's first-time event cleared $100,000. The organization is hoping to top that amount this year.

Dress: Dressy Western. Party-goers will don 10-gallon hats, chaps and boots.

Tickets: $250. To order, visit or call (888) 227- 6446.

Sponsors: Major sponsors include Kettering Medical Center and Todd Carver in memory of Patricia Carver. Other sponsors include DP&L Foundation, Miller Valentine, Taft Law, Vectren Foundation, Wright State Physicians, Fifth Third Bank and Kunesh Eye Center.

Contact this reporter at (937) 225-2440 or [email protected]

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