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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Put on your best boots for this year’s Happy Feet Ball on Nov. 2

By Jessie Eden

The Charity Guild of Northern Kentucky (CGNK) is hosting a special event and let’s just say that these boots are made for walking...and dancing.

The theme of this year’s CGNK Happy Feet Ball is “Boots and Bow Ties” and you’re invited to wear your best cocktail attire with a kick of western flair. The party kicks off on November 2nd from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Woodward Theater and features live music to keep those toes tapping.

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Marketing Chair Kendall Herold says the theater was the perfect choice for their event.

“When our event co-chairs booked The Woodward Theater, they knew they wanted a theme that would match the decor of one of Cincinnati's oldest and most unique music halls,” said Kendall. “Cocktail attire with a western flair immediately came to mind, and the Boots and Bow Ties theme was born. To match the 2019 theme, our event co-chairs also booked one of Greater Cincinnati's most talented country bands, the Derek Alan Band, for a night filled with some of the most popular songs currently on the country charts, and also some of the great classics.”

There will also be a variety of western-themed games and an auction.“In addition to live music and dancing, multiple games and a silent auction will be open all evening,” said Kendall. “Some of the raffle games include split the pot, rapid raffle rodeo roundup, a liquor lasso, and gift card pull, providing plenty of fun opportunities to win cool prizes and give back to our community at the same time.”

All of this for a good cause? Yes. Happy Feet Ball does a LOT for the NKY community.

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This annual event raises money to buy shoes for kids in need. For the past 25 years, the organization has partnered with area schools, churches, and social service agencies to identify those in need and then provide a voucher for a brand new pair of shoes.

“Many Northern Kentucky residents are surprised to learn that so many children in our community are walking to and from school each day with holes in their shoes, no socks, and no shoe strings,” said Kendall. “In the state of Kentucky, more than one in four children are currently living in poverty. According to the most recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Kentucky ranks as the sixth highest childhood poverty rate in the United States and is now tied for the fifth highest rate of overall poverty in the country.”

Want to learn more? Tickets for the event are $85 per person. For more information, please visit

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