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The 2013 Arlington Margarita Society Directors

If you’re an Ole Miss Rebel, you might think I’m calling for Hotty Toddy, but if you’re feeling the cooler weather and ready to kick off the holiday season… get ready for the ARLINGTON MARGARITA SOCIETY’S ANNUAL MARGARITA BALL! Our next gala will be held on November 19th at the Arlington Convention Center.

This year we celebrate 34 years of holiday cheer and the chance to make Christmas brighter for Arlington children in need. Be on the lookout for your invitation… it will hit your mailbox SOON! Your invitation is good for two couples, so grab your party pals (age 21 & older) for a festive evening – but please play it safe and pick a designated driver.

The doors open at 7:00 and the chips start flying in the casino at 7:30. Get ready for PARTY MACHINE to raise the roof and fill the dance floor at 8:00. Make sure you have your dancin’ shoes on! This is an awesome band and we are glad to have them join our team. Don’t forget to Smile!!! We will have a floating photographer capturing the coolest pics of the night and posting them on our facebook page.

For you loyal guests, you know the gig, for our new guests, it’s pretty simple… this is a night to shine yourself up in your best holiday attire, lace up your dancing shoes and enjoy a night of seeing old friends and making new friends. We will have complimentary Lunazul Tequila MARGARITAS, a FABULOUS CASINO with fantastic prizes, a SILENT AUCTION and plenty of dance tunes. For you college football fans, have no fear, we will have 2 giant screens blasting out the BIGGEST GAMES of the week – you won’t miss a single play! As you can tell, we have something for everyone… all we ask is that you bring an unwrapped toy to help support a great cause!

This event comes together with the hard work of our wonderful facility host, the Arlington Convention Center and its dedicated staff, and also by the efforts of The Arlington Margarita Society Directors – 40 gentlemen with a deep commitment to our community. This year we say THANKS to Dan Dipert and Rocky Walton, 2 long time directors who retired from the Board. Best wishes to you both as you refocus your time to family and business!

Once again, we’re proud to team up with the Arlington Police Association and Santa Cops. They do a great job working with the Arlington Independent School District (AISD) to make sure your toys make it to the kids who need a little extra support. The biggest needs this year come from kids aged 8-12, but please, NO bicycles. THANK YOU Arlington Police Department (APD)… YOU ROCK!

Last, but certainly not least, is a BIG THANKS to our generous sponsors. We could not make this Ball happen without your support. Of course, it’s not a party without YOU, our guests! Thank you for your generous support of a toy of at least a $30 value – what a difference you make. Just in case shopping isn’t your thing, we’ll gladly accept your donation at the door – cash, check or charge. We’ll even supply you with a envelope with your invitation, in case you can’t be at the ball, but would like to support the cause!

So, one more time… ARE YOU READY??!!!

Thanks... and I can’t wait to see you on the 21st !

Don Duke, Chairman

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