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1316 30th Ave
1316 30th Avenue
Gulfport, Mississippi 39501

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December 2, 2017 7:00 PM
1316 30th Ave - Gulfport, Mississippi
Event Description

Bannister Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce their inaugural charity gala, The Ballerina Ball. The Ballerina Ball is the first large event the Foundation has held since Mrs. Bannister’s passing in 2013.  Bannister Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has decided to hold the gala for the benefit of Jenna Robinson Charities, the 2017 Sun Herald People’s Choice Favorite Charity. Jenna Robinson Charities, also a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is a local organization named after the late Jenna Robinson, who passed away at the age of 17 due to an Epilepsy related illness.  Jenna Robinson Charities hopes to cultivate Jenna’s love and belief that the performing arts should be available to everyone, despite their financial or medical situation; an endeavor Bannister Foundation, Inc. fully supports.

Bannister Foundation is honored to host the event to celebrate the lives of two wonderful Gulf Coast Women. Bannister Foundation, Inc. Board President, Dan Burton, said “We’ve got to let the kids of the Gulf Coast Community know there are options and that there are people who want to help. Whether it is theatre, dance, art classes, or voice lessons, we want them to know that they can achieve more.”

While live entertainment for the night will be provided by the dancers at Island School of Performing Arts and local brass band, Blackwater Brass, the real highlight of the evening will be a silent auction featuring items from Mrs. Bannister’s personal collection, including her paintbrushes, easels, and select prints. “True followers of Mrs. Bannister’s art will be astonished at the number of items we have from her private collection,” says Burton.

The event will be held on December 2nd at the Event Centre at Climb CDC in downtown Gulfport at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased online through The Bannister Foundation’s website, www.bannisterfoundation.org. The Foundation is currently accepting silent auction items and event sponsorships. If you are interested in helping with either, please reach out to Michelle at info@bannisterfoundation.org.