Ticket feature: Mayor’s charity ball set for Friday

File photo Mayor Gayla Brumfield said her annual charity ball, scheduled for Friday night, gives between $8,000 and $10,000 to community groups each year.

Freedom New Mexico

The Mayor’s third annual charity ball is Friday night and promises to be a night of “dinner, dancing and fun.”

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said about 25 tables have already sold and the event looks as if it will outperform last year’s.

With cocktails scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m., the event will be held at the Clovis Civic Center.

Tickets are $75 each or $600 for a table of eight and can be purchased from the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce.

Each year since she was elected mayor, Brumfield has hosted the event to benefit charity organizations in the community.

This year, the charities are the Hartley House and High Plains Humane Society.

Hartley House provides a shelter and numerous other services to victims of domestic violence.

High Plains Humane Society is a newly created group geared toward addressing the plight of stray dogs and cats through low-cost spay-and-neuter programs and the transfer of unwanted animals to other areas to aid in their adoptions.

The event was created to “take care of our charities here in Clovis,” Brumfield said.

“We’re really looking for the community to have fun but also to highlight different charities we have in the community.”

Last year, Brumfield said three charities received about $3,000 each as a result of the event.

The banquet will include a silent auction and a live auction of donated items, she said.

Will Banister and the Mulberry Band will perform live music.

Brumfield said some tickets may also be available at the door.

Information about the Hartley House and High Plains Humane Society: www.highplainshumanesociety.org, www.nmsvdv.org

Fast facts

What: Mayor’s Charity Ball

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Clovis Civic Center

Cost: $75 or $600 for a table of eight