JLB Announces “The Ball of the Century” (4/13/07)

Susie Istock
13 April 2007


Elizabeth Tyminski

JLBall of the Century Chair

617-236-0825 / etyminski@yahoo.com

The Junior League of Boston to Throw the “Ball of the Century”

Celebrating 100 Years of Making Boston a Better Place for Women and Children

(Boston, MA) April 13, 2007 – The Junior League of Boston (JLB) announces “The Ball of The Century,” a gala celebration of the Junior League’s one hundred years of voluntarism in greater Boston. The JLB anticipates The Ball of The Century to be one of Boston’s most glamorous spring events, featuring the Allnighters, silent and live auctions, delicious food all at a central downtown location with a stunning city view — and a few surprises. “The Centennial Ball will be the most magnificent event in the history of the Junior League of Boston,” said Elizabeth Tyminski, past JLB President and Chair of the JLB Centennial Ball. “It’s our 100-year anniversary, and we will be celebrating in style.”

The Ball will take place on Friday May 4, 2007, at the State Room located at Sixty State Street in Boston. This 38-story venue offers spectacular views of Boston’s sky-and coastlines. “This is a monumental year for the Junior League of Boston. We are so proud to have served the Greater Boston community for the past one hundred years,” said Kirby Lunger, current JLB President. “The Junior League of Boston has had an impact on thousands of lives since its beginnings in 1906, and we are thrilled to be celebrating the work of our volunteers and the future of our service to the community.”

Cocktails and dinner will begin at 7:00pm, and dessert and dancing will begin at 9:00pm. Attire is black tie optional. The evening will include a silent auction, featuring with one-of-a-kind packages created exclusively for the Centennial Ball; they will include experiences such as a helicopter ride, an evening with a private chef and trips to luxurious vacation destinations. The evening will also include a raffle for a $2,000 gift certificate to Longs Jewelers. Raffle tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. The winning ticket will be drawn at the ball, but the winning ticket holder does not need to be present to win.

Dinner tickets are $200 each, or $350 for two. Dessert tickets are $100 each, $175 for two or $250 for three. Hosts may purchase a table of ten people for dinner for $1,750. All proceeds support the JLB in carrying out its mission to improve the health and education of women and children through community initiatives (there were 18 community initiatives in the 2006-2007 program year). To purchase tickets and for more information about the event, visit: www.jlboston.org/centennialball (Page Not Found), or call the JLB office: 617-536-9640. Tickets may also be purchased at J. McLaughlin, 34 Charles Street in Boston.

Ball of the Century Sponsors: The JLB would like to acknowledge its sponsors, whose generous corporate sponsorship supports the JLB in carrying out its mission.

  • Nordstrom
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Sam Adams
  • Goslings Rum
  • Pearl Vodka
  • Francis Ford Coppola Presents
  • The Inviting Company

About The Junior League of Boston: The Junior League of Boston is an organization of 1,200 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information, please visit our web site at www.jlboston.org.

The Junior League of Boston joins 293 Leagues across the world to form the Association of Junior Leagues International. These Leagues have nearly 170,000 members in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Together, the represent one of the largest international volunteer organizations for women interested in making a positive impact in their communities. For more information, visit the web site www.ajli.org.