AUBURN – The Blue Jean Ball, the 11th annual event to support the Auburn University and Auburn Montgomery Schools of Nursing, is scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 14, at Coach Pat Dye’s Crooked Oaks Hunting Lodge in Notasulga.
The casual affair was created in 2001 as a way of supporting scholarships, programming and faculty for the Schools of Nursing. Since then, more than 340 scholarships have been awarded to nursing students from funds generated by the ball.
“The Blue Jean Ball is one way we can help support these young women and men in their aspirations to be a nurse,” said Gregg Newschwander, dean of the Auburn and Auburn Montgomery Schools of Nursing.
Guests are encouraged to don their favorite Western wear and enjoy appetizers from Conecuh Sausage and a barbecue dinner donated by the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association. Entertainment will include dancing and live music, a live auction emceed by Dye and former Auburn football player Terry Henley, a silent auction, photo opportunities with Aubie and birds of prey from the Southeastern Raptor Center, and entertainment by professional rodeo cowboys Cade Woodruff and Tyler Eaves.
Individual tickets are still available for $100 each. Sponsorships are also available starting at $1,000 for a table for eight guests. Reservations must be made in advance. For more information, contact Stacey Seawell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (334) 844-7390.
(Written by Amy Weaver.)