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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Get Tickets to the Fort Thomas Education Foundation “Hand Me Down Ball” Here

On Saturday March 2, 2019, the Fort Thomas Education Foundation (FTEF) will be hosting their 16th annual dance at the Community Center (Mess Hall) in Tower Park in Fort Thomas from 8 p.m. to midnight.  The theme for this dance is “Hand Me Down Ball”. This huge annual bash, to benefit the Fort Thomas Independent School District, features incredible live music, creative costumes, an awesome party, and raises more than $50,000.

The FTEF then donates this money to the schools via a grant process, which sees participation from teachers and program leaders at all five schools in the district.

Tickets to the event are only $35 each, a discount of $10 from last year.  The live band, The Sly Band, will be jamming all night long with much of Fort Thomas dancing along.  Costumes are highly encouraged and usually quite creative; and with a theme like “Hand Me Down Ball”, it will be great to see what outfits from yesteryear, grandparents’ lettermen jackets, and repurposed items are worn by attendees.

The mission of the FTEF is to “support the educational excellence of the public schools” by providing “funds beyond the operating budget for educational programs and activities for students and staff,” per the FTEF website (  The monies raised at this dance go directly toward supporting that mission and, in the past, the FTEF has funded musical instruments, 3D printers, robotics, and many other programs as well as raising $11M in capital campaign funds toward the renovated Highlands High School.

In place of a silent auction this year, the dance will feature several live raffles with major items to win such as a bourbon basket, Highland Hills Country Club golf experience, and many more!

Tickets can be bought online at and sponsorship opportunities still exist for businesses or individuals.  Tickets include appetizers, music, and dancing.  Drink tickets can be bought online in advance or at the door, along with raffle tickets.  Be sure to bring cash to participate in the raffle! Cannot wait to see everyone in their grandparents’ finest on Saturday, March 2 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Community Center!

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