The White Hall Community Center was transformed into a Mardi Gras setting, complete with masks and beads for this year’s White Hall Police Officer’s Association, Inc., Charity Ball.
For 12 years, the WHPOA has been hosting the black-tie optional event as the department’s largest fundraiser, from which funds raised are distributed to charitable causes and youth organizations in White Hall and the surrounding community.
Those attending enjoyed the Mardi Gras style theme, complete with decorations of beads and masks while savoring an over-the-top menu of extravagantly prepared hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, by Chef Brad Thomas of Harbor Oaks.
Tragikly White returned once again to provide the entertainment. The Little Rock based band has truly become the exclusive provider of entertainment for the annual event having been booked for several years.
Local auctioneer, Tracy Robinson provided his services for the live auction, auctioning off numerous items including: a “Street Outlaws” Shadowbox; Stereo Junction Pimp My Ride package; Knife by Larry Spurlin; a dozen roses from Petal Shoppe; Lagos Hoop Earrings’ Smith and Wesson AR-15; Razorback Clock from Chief Richard and Yvonne Wingard; Shrimp Boil for 20; Painting by Candace Ault; Vase from Petal Shoppe; four season passes for Crenshaw Water Park; Lagos Pink Sapphire Ring; year of unlimited car washes from Scallions; Last Resort Certificate; Dozen Roses from Petal Shoppe; Orion Grill from Terry’s Ace Hardware; Lagos Black Onyx Bracelet; Dinner for eight at Colonial Steak House; Six month golf membership from Harbor Oaks; Ducks Unlimited Picture; Last Resort Certificate; Dinner for eight from Two Guys Catering; Lagos 16 inch Derby Caviar Necklace.
Silent auction items included a large grill from the Department of Corrections; Rod and Reel from Scott Lockhart; Knife by Key Knives; Policemen’s Prayer by Candace Ault; Veranda Massage Package; Petal Shoppe gift certificate; Tile Art by Richard Davies; and a Vase from the Petal Shoppe.
The big winner of the night was Dane Reed who took home the door prize, a watch donated by Sissy’s Log Cabin.
Sissy’s Log Cabin, Brad Thomas - Harbor Oaks, Dane’s Auto Sales, Johnson’s Metal Recyclers, Colonial Steakhouse, Scallion’s Car Wash, Custom Hydraulics, Last Resort Firing Range, Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel, Matt’s Wholesale, First Arkansas Insurance, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Two Guys Catering, Cooter and Kaye Faillia, the infamous Unknown Cooks, Department of Correction, Crenshaw Springs, Terry Ace Hardware, Richard Davies, Truck Shop, Larry Spurlin, Candace Ault, Key Knives, EASI, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Dew Drop Auto Parts, Hunter’s Refuge, Stereo Junction, The Veranda, Trotter Auto, Simmons First National Bank, Stone Bank, Petal Shoppe, Scott Lockhart, United Towing, Relyance Bank, Chief and Mrs. Richard Wingard and Dr. Davis.