Charity Ball

Charity Ball 2019

On March 30, 2019, at 7:00 P.M., Junior Auxiliary of Columbus will celebrate it’s69th Annual Charity Ball.  The evening will include presentation of this year’s Charity Ball King and Queen at 8:00, introduction of the royal court, a performance by New Hope High School’s Showstoppers, plus live entertainment by Soulstation Band, followed by the Royalty Breakfast at 9:30 P.M.

Charity Ball 2018

On April 7th, Junior Auxiliary celebrated its 68th annual Charity Ball. The 2018 Queen Ashley Megill Imes and King Jerryld Reau Berry were introduced before a majestic crowd at the Columbus Trotter Convention Center. The Royal court consisted of 14 high school seniors who have served more than 1,400 hours of service in their community, schools, and churches.

Charity Ball 2017

The 67th Annual Charity Ball was held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus.  Queen Margaret Jane Butler and King George Hazard, Jr., were presented to a capacity crowd, with a royal court of 24 high school seniors.

Charity Ball 2016

On April 2nd, 2016, Junior Auxiliary celebrated its 66th annual Charity Ball.  2016 Queen Anna Gaines Gaskin and King Thomas Evans Whitaker were introduced before a majestic crowd at the Columbus Trotter Convention Center.  The royal court consisted of 16 high school seniors who have served some 3,000 hours of church and school volunteer work.

Ball History

The first annual Pilgrimage Ball was held in 1951 at the request of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce in order to provide entertainment for guests visiting for the Friendly City’s annual Pilgrimage. In the years since 1951, the success of the Ball has allowed the Junior Auxiliary and its programs to prosper and has since become the association’s primary fundraiser.  In 2011 the name of the event was officially changed to “Charity Ball” to reflect its true purpose as a fundraiser to provide charitable services in our community.