Charity Ball 2019
On March 30, 2019, Queen Mary Helen Porter and King Fred Miller Hayslett were presented at the 69th annual Junior Auxiliary of Columbus Charity Ball at the Trotter Convention Center. A live performance by the New Hope High School Showstoppers kicked off the evening, followed by Presentation of the Court, live entertainment by Soulstation Band and concluded with the Royalty Breakfast. Photo by: Chris Jenkins Photography, courtesy of Columbus Dispatch.
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 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.
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.