Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Holly Ball to Celebrate 40th Anniversary at River's Edge

For years, the St. Cloud community has gathered together for one night to raise money for some of the area’s most charitable organizations. Throughout the years, this event, hosted by the CentraCare Health Foundation, has raised more than $5 million for these wonderful causes. This year, the Holly Ball is celebrating 40 years and all proceeds will benefit the St. Cloud Hospital Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs Funds to go towards items that are not covered by insurance, but make life better for local families in need.

Touted as one of the area’s premier annual galas, the 40th Anniversary Holly Ball will be held at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center. This year, an all-new after-party will start at midnight with entertainment by the popular band, Hairball. The main event starts at 6:30 p.m. and includes entertainment by the Fabulous Armadillos and Sell Out Stereo, a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres. The theme of the ball is “A Ruby Celebration.”

The event has been held at River’s Edge Convention Center since 2007. Last year, more than 1,800 guests attended to dance, dine and have a great time. The convention center provides an optimum location on the river and close proximity to downtown hotels. Valet parking will be available and is strongly encouraged and the River's Edge Convention Center Ramp will also be open.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the CentraCare Health Foundation at 320-240-2810.

Monday, November 3, 2014

S.C.A.R. Dolls Returning to River's Edge Convention Center Nov. 8

In September the S.C.A.R. Dolls skated in the River’s Edge Convention Center for the first time. The team made their downtown debut with an intrasquad bout with a huge crowd of over 700 and we are happy to announce they are returning Nov. 8. The team, based in St. Cloud, has been wanting to make their way downtown, especially nearing the winter months to give families more events to attend in the colder times of the year. Now, they have a regular home downtown.

The team was formed in 2011 to create an opportunity for women in the Central Minnesota area to participate in roller derby -- a challenging, exciting and empowering sport. They are now the one and only women’s flat track roller derby league in the area.

Along with bringing family-friendly entertainment to the downtown St. Cloud area, the S.C.A.R. Dolls actively work with local charities, including the Tri-County Humane Society, Anna Marie’s Alliance, the Boys & Girls Clubs and the United Way. The bout on Nov. 8 will benefit The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MN Operation Military Mentoring Program.

The River’s Edge Convention Center is excited to provide the S.C.A.R. Dolls with home turf in the downtown area and we look forward to hosting more bouts for them in 2015.

To purchase tickets for the Nov. 8 intrasquad bout between the Gargoyle Brigade and the Pin-Up Prowlers, find your favorite roller girl or get them at any of these local ticket outlets -- The Skatin’ Place, Granite City Comics and Games or the Youth Shelter Supply. Tickets are $10 presale and $11 at the door. The Nov. 8 bout will be in the Terry Haws A and B rooms at River's Edge and feature a glow in the dark dance party (audience participation encouraged!) and an after-party at D.B. Searle’s.