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Margarita Ball (FW)

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It's time to party again with the Children's Charities of Fort Worth!! The Margarita Ball planning committee is in full swing and we hope you are planning to join in the fun this year. This is an INVITATION ONLY event! Each invitation allows entry for up to 4 people. Each guest is required to bring (1) new, unwrapped toy, valued at $40.00. If you do not bring the required toy, you may purchase a $50.00 gift certificate at the ball. This is one of the biggest events of the year!! Invitations are available at events hosted by Cheryl Fox, Liz Dujka, Larry Hilton, Dawn Craig and Bradd Beckham.

The FW Margarita Society Board of Directors is making a few changes to this year's ball and we hope that you will enjoy the additional fun we have planned for you.

Guests will enjoy the fabulous music of Limelight, sister band of Emerald City. Limelight is guaranteed to make any event unforgettable. Expanding on the experience and talent of The Emerald City Band, Limelight has entertained audiences from all over with their high-energy approach and style. Whether performing at a high-profile corporate, special event or festival; Limelight knows how to bring a party to life and the crowd to their feet. This professional ten-piece party band provides a musical range that spans decades of standards and classics to the current hits of today. Limelight has quickly become one of the most sought after party bands nationwide.

In addition to the great dance music, margaritas, light hors d' ouevres and auctions, we will be adding a casino area run by a professional casino company.

Children's Charities of Fort Worth, aka Fort Worth Margarita Society, will be teaming up with the Fort Worth Sheraton Hotel and Spa again this year (across the street from the convention center) and rooms are available for a limited time! We will have a special rate of $109 and the room block will be limited so you will want to book as soon as possible. Make your reservations by phone at 817-335-7000 and ask for the "Special Children's Charity" rate.

Online reservations may be made here:

Doors open at 7:30p.m. Band Starts at 8:00p.m.

ADMISSION: One (1) new, unwrapped toy, valued at $40.00, per person or for your convenience, you may purchase a gift certificate at the ball for $50.00. Guests Welcome ~ Up to four (4) persons per invitation! Must bring invitation!!!

EVENING ATTIRE LADIES: Formal, Evening Gowns
GENTLEMEN: Black Tie (optional)


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Margarita Ball Info:

Children’s Charities of Fort Worth was formed in 1989 as a 501(c)(3) organization by a group of local business people that decided to put their holiday entertainment money together and create one BIG, black tie event. With this initial idea, it was agreed that each guest bring a toy for an underprivileged child in Tarrrant County as admission to the party. This holiday party became the annual Margarita Ball! Children's Charities of Fort Worth doesn't quit giving after Christmas! Each year, we donate to Tarrant County outreach programs by providing families with food, utilities, fans, window screens, medication and immunization in public schools, dental care, school supplies, and much more. Since 1989 Children’s Charities of Fort Worth has given over 40,000 toys to such groups as John Peter Smith Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Headstart Programs of Fort Worth, and Child Protective Services of Fort Worth. We have accomplished this task with the assistance and generosity of the many corporations, companies and concerned individuals who give back to our communities a little of the success they have accomplished in their own corporate and personal lives. In addition, Children's Charities of Fort Worth also known as The Fort Worth Margarita Society sponsors the Margarita Charity Ball and other events. Each year we underwrite the cost of a Charity Ball to collect the toys. The black tie affair is held at the Tarrant County Convention Center. Each attendee brings a high-quality unwrapped toy (the price of admission) which is later distributed to the disadvantaged children.

The day after the Margarita Charity Ball, these toys are distributed to the general disadvantaged children based on their economic needs. In most cases, these toys given by Children's Charities are the only gifts these children receive for Christmas.

Children's Charities of Fort Worth is a non-profit organization that is primarily funded by our membership contributions, our friends and volunteers that host and attend our fundraising events, corporate sponsorships and the Margarita Ball. Your financial contributions as a sponsoring corporation or individual and/or a donation of a silent auction item will go a long way to guarantee our tradition and success of providing disadvantaged Tarrant County children with gifts at Christmas and throughout the year. Your contributions really do make a difference!